Manassas Journal Messenger | Police briefs for Oct. 8

Two men with knives rob woman in Manassas area

A 62-year-old woman working at the Genghis Khan Restaurant at 7249 Centreville Road in the Manassas area was robbed by two men carrying butcher knives at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Prince William police said.

The robbers took an undisclosed amount of cash. The first is described as Hispanic, between 22 and 25 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

The second is described as Hispanic, between 20 and 26 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, tennis shoes and blue jeans.

Construction worker hurt, man charged in attack

A 19-year-old Prince William County construction worker was hit on the leg with a scraping tool on a downtown Manassas construction site in the 9200 block of Center Street at 1:50 p.m. Monday, city police said.

Jamie Bryan Mezzacappa, 28, of 8631 Braxted Lane, was charged with felony malicious wounding.

Manassas Police looking for black Dodge Dakota

Manassas police are trying to identify a man they believe was involved in two hit and run accidents within minutes on Sept. 28, city police said in a Tuesday release.

The driver, who is described as Hispanic, between 5 feet 6 and 9 inches tall, and between 150 and 160 pounds, was driving a black Dodge Dakota.

The Dakota hit an unidentified car at the intersection of Liberia and Mathis avenues, police said. The second accident — at 11:40 p.m. — happened when the Dakota hit a Toyota Corolla and a row of hedges. The two collisions caused several thousand dollars in damages.

Daniel Drew

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