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Robbery victim bitten in Manassas area: police report

MANASSAS, VA – Among the incidents Prince William County police were called to over the holiday weekend was a robbery in which the victim was bitten.

The robbery occurred on Friday, July 5, at approximately 2:32 p.m. in the 7300 block of Sudley Road. According to police, a 34-year-old man was getting out of his car when a woman took his wallet. As the victim started to drive away, the suspect bit his hand and fled with the wallet. Police and a sniffer dog unit searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

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The suspect was described as a black female, 30 to 35 years old, approximately 5’3″ tall, with a heavy build, shoulder-length black hair, and brown eyes. The suspect was wearing a yellow spaghetti-strap sports bra, loose capri pants, and black Foam Runner shoes.

Below are other incidents reported in the Manassas area over the weekend. Anyone with information about a case can contact Prince William County Police at 703-792-7000 or submit a tip at pwcva.gov/policetip.

Robbery: On July 6 at 12:56 p.m., officers responded to Macy’s in the Manassas Mall at 8300 Sudley Rd. in Manassas (20109) to investigate a robbery. Investigation revealed that a man, later identified as the defendant, was hiding items and attempting to leave the store. When an employee intervened, the defendant made threats and ran from the store. Officers observed the defendant and attempted to detain him. During the encounter, the defendant refused to comply with officers’ commands and continued to flee. After a brief foot chase, the defendant was arrested. While investigating the incident, the defendant again threatened officers. The unpaid merchandise and suspected illegal drugs were seized. No injuries were reported. After investigation, the defendant, identified as Christian Anthony Blanco, was arrested.

Christian Anthony Blanco, 29, of Manassas Park, was charged with 1 count of robbery, 2 counts of obstruction of justice and 1 count of illegal possession of drugs. He was held without bail.

Burglary: On July 6 at 11:21 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 12100 block of Kahns Road in Manassas (20112) to investigate a burglary. The investigation revealed that the home was broken into sometime between 12:00 a.m. on June 30 and 12:00 a.m. on July 5. There were no signs of forced entry. A Playstation 3 and coins were reported missing.

Burglary: On July 3 at 5:17 p.m., officers responded to a burglary at a residence in the 8300 block of Claremont St. in Manassas (20110). The investigation revealed that an adjacent garage was broken into sometime between July 1 and July 3. Both the door to the garage and a rear window were damaged and the backyard door was open. The lid of a washing machine was reported missing.