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Victim of attempted robbery disarms and unmasks suspect; gun reported stolen in 2015


Malicious Wounding | Attempted Armed Robbery – On September 6 at 9:21PM, officers responded to investigate an attempted robbery which was reported to have occurred in the 1600 block of Florida Ave in Woodbridge (22191) on September 5 around 5:30AM.

The investigation revealed the victim, an adult male, was in the above area when he was approached by a masked man. During the encounter, the suspect brandished a handgun, pointed it at the victim and then struck the victim in the face. A struggle then ensued between the two men. The victim was able to disarm and unmask the suspect who was identified as someone known to him.

The suspect then fled the area in an unknown vehicle. No property was taken. Minor injuries were reported. This incident was not immediately reported to police. The gun was turned over to officers and determined to have been reported stolen from Prince William County in 2015. Following the investigation, officers obtained multiple felony warrants for the suspect, identified as Christopher John COWARD.
Christopher John COWARD, 38, of the 13400 block of Kingsman Rd in Woodbridge
Described as a black male, 5’8”, 250lbs with a heavy build, bald or black hair and brown eyes
Wanted for malicious wounding, attempted robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm and brandishing

Anyone with information regarding the incident listed in this report is asked to contact Prince William Crime Solvers anonymously by calling 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS, texting “PWC” plus your tip to 274637, submitting a WebTip, or by using the app for Android or iPhone.

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