A large amount of necklace robberies were reported in the Manassas area of Prince William County last week.
On Sept. 29 about 4:30 p.m., a teenager approached a 70-year-old woman walking in the 10100 block of Portsmouth Road, police said. He grabbed, broke and took the victim’s necklace before fleeing to an awaiting vehicle. No injuries were reported.
The thief was a black boy about 15 or 16 years of age, standing 5-foot-10 with a thin build. He was wearing a black shirt and white shorts and fled to a black, older model Toyota two-door with white plastic covering the rear passenger window.
On Sept. 27 at 5:58 p.m., someone approached a 44-year-old woman walking in the 10900 block of Coverstone Drive, police said. The culprit grabbed the victim’s necklace, knocking her to the ground, then fled after the necklace broke. Minor injuries were reported.
The culprit in that attempt was described as a black man, about 18-20 years of age, standing about 6-feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a black cap.
On Sept. 26 at 4:33 p.m., a man approached a 56-year-old man walking near the area of Hiram Court and Notre Dame Street, police said. The culprit assaulted the victim and forcibly took his necklace before fleeing on foot. No injuries were reported.
The culprit was described as a black man age 18-2, standing 6-foot and 150 pounds with a thin build and short, black hair. He wore a black shirt and pants.
Anyone with information about the case should call Crime Solvers at 703‐670‐3700 or 866‐411‐TIPS.