Police briefs for Friday, July 12, 2002

Gunman enters Montclair Cleaners and steals cash from woman inside

A gunman walked into the Montclair Cleaners at 16182 Country Club Drive at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and stole money from a 35-year-old woman inside, said Detective Dennis Mangan. Prince William police spokesman, on Thursday.

The man left on foot and was headed toward Va. 234, Mangan said.

The woman told police the gunman was white, 30 to 35 years old and wearing a white T-Shirt and a white buttoned shirt. The man was 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighed 185 pounds, and was also wearing sunglasses and a light-colored or white baseball cap, Mangan said.

Man wakes to find acquaintance inside his home

Police charged a man with statutory burglary Wednesday after he walked into an unlocked home in the 18300 block of Chestnut Drive in Triangle about 12:50 a.m., said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, on Thursday.

William Edward Skinner, 47, of Woodland Drive in Triangle, was being held without bond pending an Aug. 23 court date, Mangan said.

The victim, who knew Skinner, was asleep when Skinner entered the home, but was awakened and asked Skinner to leave, Mangan said, which he did.

Archery equipment stolen from Woodbridge garage

A burglar walked into an unlocked garage of a home in the 15600 block Andover Heights Drive in Woodbridge between 9 a.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday and stole three archery bows and a bag of 12 arrows valued at $1,550, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, on Thursday.

DVD player stolen from Kidwell Drive home

Someone broke a rear window of a home in the 13000 block of Kidwell Drive near Chinn Park Regional Library in Woodbridge between 7 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, reached in and stole a KOH DVD player valued at $200, said Detective Dennis Mangan Prince William police spokesman, on Thursday.

Checks, cash stolen from Sudley Car Care Center

Someone smashed the front glass door of the Sudley Car Care Center at 10414 Central Park Drive in the west end of Manassas between 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, broke open a steel filing cabinet and stole checks and money, said Sgt. Marc Woolverton, Manassas police spokesman, on Thursday.

Police ask that anyone with information call Crime Solvers and (703) 330-0330. Callers do not have to leave their names or testify in court and may receive up to a $1,000 reward for information that results in arrest.

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