Police briefs for Saturday, April 13, 2002

Prince William police arrest Triangle man

they say robbed a 7-Eleven in February

Police arrested a man Thursday for the Feb. 19 armed robbery of the 7-Eleven on Fuller Heights Road in Triangle, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

Police arrested Anthony Durham, 37, of 18121 Purvis Drive, Triangle, Mangan said.

Durham, who was charged with robbery and the use of a firearm, is being held in the Prince William regional jail, Mangan said.

Durham is scheduled to appear in court May 22, Mangan said.

Police charge man, teen with strong-armed robbery

Two men in a vehicle approached a pedestrian in the 2000 block of Montgomery Avenue in Woodbridge on Friday at 1 a.m. and told him they were going to “get his money,” said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

When the men approached the victim, he picked up a stick, swung it and hit one of his assailants, he told police.

On of the men hit the victim in the eye and the pair got back in the vehicle and drove away, Mangan said.

Police arrested the suspects when the men returned to the area to continue the fight, Mangan said.

Police charged the men with strong-armed robbery and assault by mob, Mangan said.

Joseph Matthew Perry, 18, of 14318 Chesterfield Drive, Woodbridge, was being held in lieu of a $5,000 bond, Mangan said.

The other man, a 17-year-old, whose name was withheld, was released to his parents pending a court petition, Mangan said.

Hungry, beer-swilling burglars swipe $100 in quarters

Burglars entered a side window of a home in the 9400 block of Chatham Street near Manassas Park between 5:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and drank two beers, ate a Hungry Man frozen dinner and stole $100 in quarters, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

There was no sign of forced entry at the side window, Mangan said.

Cheshire Station business vandalized earlier in week

Vandals entered a business at 4495 Cheshire Station between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday and set off a fire extinguisher, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman.

Cheshire Station is in the shopping center under construction at the intersection of Minnieville Road and Dale Boulevard.

There was no sign of forced entry, Mangan said.

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