Teens Suspected in Stabbing, Robbery at Strip Mall

Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010  |  Updated 7:10 PM EDT
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Police in Manassas, Va., are looking for a young man who stabbed and robbed an appraiser Tuesday morning.

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Police arrested a 15-year-old boy and are searching for another boy in the stabbing and robbery of a man at a strip mall in Manassas, Va.

Police said a 59-year-old property appraiser was taking pictures for an insurance company behind the Canterbury Village Shopping Center at about 9 a.m. Tuesday when two boys approached him and demanded money and his camera, InsideNova.com reported. When he refused, they knocked him down, stabbed him twice in the chest and took the money, the camera and his phone, police said.

Manassas police Sgt. Tim Neumann said people arriving at the shopping center for work scared the boys away, InsideNova.com reported.

Witnesses were also able to quickly call  9-1-1 and police arrived in time to chase the boys, who were running from behind the Seven Oaks Academy child care center toward the 7-Eleven at the other end of the shopping center, Neumann said.

The first officer to arrive gave chase and caught one of the boys at Plantation Lane, Neumann said.

The victim is in stable condition, News4's Pat Collins reported.

Police are still looking for the other suspect, who they believe also is a juvenile, the Associated Press reported. Neumann said malicious wounding and robbery charges are pending.

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