Manassas police arrest man suspected of robbing woman in home at gunpoint

MANASSAS — City police arrested a 20-year-old Manassas man who they believe broke into a Massie Street home with a gun and demanded money from its owner before fleeing, Sgt. Marc J. Woolverton, police department spokesman, said in a press release Friday.

Police arrested Ulyses Hernandez, of 10298 Cleary Street, No. 301, Wednesday on charges of burglary while armed, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and attempted robbery, the report said.

Police believe Hernandez was the man who, while wearing a ski mask and armed with a gun, entered a woman’s apartment and demanded money. When her two young children began screaming, the man left without taking anything or injuring anyone, police said.

Hernandez, who formerly lived with the victim’s family and currently lives in the victim’s neighborhood, has been held without bond pending a trial on Feb. 24.

Man arrested after cashing in lottery tickets

MANASSAS PARK — Police arrested and charged a Manassas man with false pretenses, saying that he claimed the winnings of lottery tickets that had already been cashed in, police said.

Over a two month time period, William Allen Hawkins, 54, rummaged through the trash behind Getty Mart on Manassas Drive, picked out the winning tickets that had been thrown out and then collected the prizes at various Manassas area stores, police said.

Manassas Park police arrested Hawkins on Thursday and released him on $1,000 bond, police said Friday. He faces an April 11 court date.

Purse stolen from unlocked Montclair house

MONTCLAIR — Two men walked into a home on the 3300 block of Ladino Court through the open front door and made off with the homeowner’s purse Tuesday afternoon, Prince William County police said Friday.

The victim, a 28-year-old woman, was at home at 4 p.m. Tuesday and heard her storm door, which was also unlocked, slam close. She looked outside and saw two men running off with her black purse, which held cash, jewelry and the woman’s driver’s license, police said.

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