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Arrests made in rash of robberies in Prince William County

Police made an arrest in a series or robberies that occurred Saturday night, the first in Nokesville and second near Manassas.

Here’s more in a press release: 

Armed Robbery On December 18th at 7:13PM, officers responded to the Nokesville Deli located at 13051 Fitzwater Dr in Nokesville (20181) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanding money. The suspect then fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported.
 
A police K-9 responded to search for the suspect who was not located. Later that evening at 9:16PM, officers responded to the Sunoco service station located at 9053 Wellington Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a second robbery. The Sunoco employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanding money.
 
The suspect then fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 responded to search for the suspect who was not located. On December 19th, detectives from the Robbery Unit were able to identify the suspect involved in both robberies as Matthew LACLAIR. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants against the accused relating to these incidents. LACLAIR was eventually located and arrested without incident in Fredericksburg. The investigation is still on going.
 
Arrested on October 13th: [No Photo Available]
 
Matthew Allen LACLAIR, 26, of No Fixed Address
 
Charged with 2 counts of robbery, 1 counts of burglary while armed, and 1 counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony
 
Court Date: February 5, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT bond
The arrest comes after a series of robberies of late in Prince William County. 
 
Early Monday morning, an Exxon gas station on Carrs Brooke Road just of Route 234 was robbed. 
 
Here’s more in a press release: 

Armed Robbery On December 21st at 2:09AM, officers responded to the Exxon service station located at 15701 Carrs Brooke Way in Manassas (20112) to investigate a robbery in progress. The security company reported to police that an unknown man was seen on video surveillance entering the store armed with a handgun.
 
The man approached the counter and demanded money from an employee. As officers arrived, the suspect fled on foot from the rear of the store with an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 and helicopter responded to search for the suspect who was not located.
 
Suspect Description:
Black male, between 20 & 22 years of age, 6’00”, 150lbs with a thin build, black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee
Last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, dark pants, and grey gloves
Two area 7-Elevens were robbed on Sunday:
 
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Armed Robbery On December 20th at 3:25AM, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 14116 Minnieville Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanding money. The suspect then fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 responded to search for the suspect who was not located.
 
Suspect Description:
Black male, between 22 & 29 years of age, 6’2”, 170lbs, with black hair, and brown eyes
Last seen wearing a black ski mask, dark winter coat with a red shirt, blue jeans, and white shoes
 
Armed Robbery On December 20th at 3:16AM, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 6865 Wellington Rd in Manassas (20112) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanding money. The suspect then fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money in a black 4D Honda sedan. No injuries were reported. Officers checked the area for the suspect who was not located.
 
Suspect Description:
White male, unknown years of age, 6’2”, 180lbs with a medium build, with blue eyes
Last seen wearing a camo ski mask with camo gloves, dark hoodie, blue jeans, and black shoes
Robbers also found victims in Woodbridge: 
 
Armed Robbery On December 19th at 11:38PM, officers responded to the 16700 block of Flotilla Way in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 27 year old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was sitting in her parked vehicle in the above area when she was approached by an unknown man. During the encounter, the man placed a sharp object against the body of the victim and demanded her property. The man took the victim’s purse, phone, and an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 responded to search for the suspect who was not located.
 
Suspect Description:
Black male, between 20 & 30 years of age, 6’2” with a thin build and dark complexion
 
Last seen wearing a black jacket with a reflective stripe and hood, and black shoes
 
Armed Robbery On December 17th at 6:24PM, officers responded to the 1400 block of Deerfield Ln in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 52 year old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was making a pizza delivery to a residence in the above area. After the making the delivery, the victim was walking to his vehicle when he was approached by two unknown men. During the encounter, one of the men implied he had a handgun and demanded money. The man struck the victim several times in the face before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Minor injuries were reported. The victim responded back to his business where he contacted police. Officers checked the surrounding area for the suspects who were no located.
 
Suspect Descriptions:
Two white males, between 18 & 24 years of age, 5’10’’, 150-160lbs with brown hair
 
1st suspect was last seen wearing black jacket with a single yellow stripe on each sleeve, dark pants, dark shoes, and a silver watch
 
2nd suspect was last seen wearing grey zip-up hooded shirt, dark pants, and dark shoes
Another man was nearly robbed at gunpoint in Woodbridge: 
 
Attempted Armed Robbery December 20th at 1:45PM, officers responded to the area of G St and Rowls St in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate an attempted robbery. The victim, a 22 year old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was walking in the area above when he was approached by two unknown men. During the encounter, one of the men brandished a handgun and demanded money from the victim. The victim pushed the handgun away then fled to a nearby firehouse where he contacted police. No injuries were reported, and no property was reported missing. The suspects were not located.
 
Suspect Descriptions:
Two Hispanic males, unknown years age, 5’5’’-5’10’’, 150lbs with black hair
1st suspect was last seen wearing dark jacket and blue jeans riding a blue mountain bike
2nd suspect was last seen wearing dark “puffy” jacket, jeans, and a black baseball hat
 
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