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Police Seek Suspects In Va. 7-11 Theft

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- Police need your help in identifying these individuals wanted for snatching a money order that didn't belong to them.

On August 4, at approximately 7:10 a.m. Manassas City Police responded to a call at a 7-11 located on 9407 Grant Avenue. The victim told police that the previous night at around 10:30 p.m., he purchased three money orders, worth $400 each. He accidently left one on the counter and was stolen.

Surveillance cameras captured a white male picking up the money order from the counter and walking out. The suspect is described as approximately 20-30 years old, 5'6" to 6'0" tall, 150-170 pounds, with short hair. He was last seen wearing an "Affliction Style" t-shirt and khaki shorts.

He was also accompanied by a female at the time of the theft. She is described as 5'0"-5'6" tall, 140-160 lbs, with long red hair. She was wearing a maroon Virginia Tech t-shirt with grey shorts at the time of the incident.

Best of the DC Suburbs: 2012 Winners by I AM Modern Magazine

Best of the DC Suburbs: 2012 Winners  by I AM Modern Magazine

With so many choices, deciding the best for you and your family can be a difficult process. Which orthodontist should you take your kids to? Where can you go to get the best facial in town? Who has the best hot dog? I am modern is here to ease at least some of the burden of the decision-making for you. After an exhaustive month long voting process, we've compiled our second annual “best of the dc suburbs” issue as chosen by you.


Police K-9 Tracks Wanted Man In Shopping Center

CULPEPER,  Va. (WUSA)  - A K-9 named Kato helped apprehend a man wanted in three jurisdictions, according to Culpeper police.

On Monday just before 5 p.m., Culpeper County deputies located the suspect who was traveling along James Madison Highway near Wal-Mart in Culpeper.

Dep. David Jenkins followed Albert J. Burns, 29, of Culpeper, as he drove into the Wal-Mart parking lot. When Jenkins tried to make contact with him, Burns fled on foot.

But  Dep. Derek Emmel and Dep. Kato, a German shepherd, followed and assisted in the search. K-9 Dep. Kato started in the Wal-Mart parking lot, then tracked Burns to a shopping center next door.

Burns was found in a bush in front of Kohl's  department store at 5:39 p.m.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Showcases Upcoming Real Estate Development Opportunities


From Robert Marus: Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor Victor L. Hoskins today announced forthcoming District development solicitations. The announcement came at a Pre-Solicitation Workshop hosted by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (DMPED) in conjunction with the Department of Small & Local Business Development (DSLBD) at the Lincoln Theatre. The intent of the Pre-Solicitation Workshop was to introduce various upcoming projects to all sectors of the development community, provide details of the process and response requirements, and provide a forum for interaction between potential project team members ahead of the District’s forthcoming release of the solicitations.

Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Stealing Copper Wires, Metal From AC Units

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- Manassas City Police have arrested and charged a 59-year-old man for allegedly removing copper wires and other metal parts from air conditioning units earlier this month.

David Michael Holloway was spotted on Wednesday by an officer patrolling Forestwood Lane. The officer questioned Holloway about several vandalism incidents and larcenies of air conditioning units in the 9400 block of Forestwood lane that had occurred between July 12 and July 16. 

Police say that the investigation revealed the Holloway was responsible for the larcenies, where the suspect's image was captured on video surveillance.

Holloway is charged with grand larceny and is being held on $3,500 bond. He has a court date scheduled for August 16.

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center Student Plays Lead in Billy Elliot National Tour

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center Student Plays Lead in Billy Elliot National Tour

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center’s (MFAC) former student, Ben Cook, 14, is featured in the national tour of the Tony Award winning musical “Billy Elliot” in the lead role of Billy Elliot. Over the next six months, he will perform in 11 cities nationwide, including Baltimore from Dec. 18-30.  Cook is an alumnus of Lorton Station Elementary School in Lorton, Va., where his family still resides. At age 7, Cook began theatre/dance training at Metropolitan Fine Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., and began to regularly audition for professional theatre at 9 years old. Call 703.339.0444 or visit www.metrofinearts.com for more information.

Va. Man Arrested On Sexual Battery Charge

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- Edward Allen, 31, of Manassas was arrested on Tuesday accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

On July 19, detectives from the Special Victim's Bureau began an investigation into a sexual assault that took place at the 11200 block of Golden Leaf Ct. in Manassas, Va. After investigating detectives determined that the victim was a 12-year-old girl, who is a known acquaintance, had been sexually assaulted by Allen for two years.

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Allen has been charged with rape, aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child. He is being held without bond.