Notable Crimes: July 19-25
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On July 22, a man wearing a skeleton mask robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 2876 Dale Blvd. in Woodbridge. According to police, the man entered the bank at 10:27 a.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money. No weapon was seen but the teller gave him cash and he fled on foot towards Interstate 95.
A police K-9 and helicopter were used to search for the suspect but to no avail. He is described as a black male, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 130 pounds with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a light blue t-shirt with white lettering, blue jeans, sneakers, sunglasses, a mask and possibly a wig.
Teen, rescuer tazed in mob fight
A 17-year-old boy and the man who tried to help him were tazed by a teenage girl during a mob assault in Woodbridge on July 16.
Police were called to Williamsburg Court and Georgetown Road at 7:30 p.m. and arrived to find several people running from the scene. A 17-year-old Woodbridge youth told officers that he and his brother had been approached by a group of people who assaulted them and stunned him with an electronic device. A 57-year-old man from Arlington attempted to intervene and was also stunned. Witnesses nearby took video of the attack and according to Officer Jonathan Perok, police could see in the video the person who tazed the victims. The assailant, described only as a 17-year-old female from Woodbridge, was located and charged with assault by a mob and assault and battery. The victims suffered only minor injuries, according to police.
Victim captures attacker in mob assault
A Woodbridge man was attacked by four men while he was leaving work, but managed to capture and hold one of them until police arrived. Police were called to the 2600 block of the Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge around 8:45 p.m. July 19 for reports of an assault.
According to Officer Jonathan Perok, a 27-year-old man told police he was leaving work when he was assaulted by four men, one of whom he knew and had had a previous altercation with.
During the fight, the victim sustained injuries to his face but managed to hold and detain one of the men until police arrived. The other three escaped but police later identified two of them.
The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and the alleged attacker he held, 42-year-old Alonzo Kindred of Woodbridge, was charged with assault by a mob. The two men later identified are 38-year-old Willie James Gilliam II and 21-year-old Daniel James Gilliam, both of no fixed address. As of press time, both were still wanted by police. The fourth man has not been identified.
Arrest made in teen kidnap attempt
Police have arrested a Manassas man accused of trying to abduct a 13-year-old girl last month.
According to police, incident occurred on June 24 when a stranger followed the teen into an alley on Community Drive and grabbed her by the wrist. A witness saw the encounter and the stranger left immediately.
Detectives have been investigating the incident and on July 21, they arrested 35-year-old Dennis Alexander Marroquin of Manassas. He was charged with malicious wounding and assault and battery and is being held without bond.
The teen was unharmed.
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