Burglars target 7 businesses in Dumfries, Woodbridge: police
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – A pair of burglars attempted to break into a total of 7 businesses around Dumfries and Woodbridge on Monday morning, according to the Prince William County Police Department. Burglars stole property from two of the businesses, police said.
The first burglaries were reported to authorities at 8:35 a.m. on Monday, August 2. The owner of the World Nails & Day Spa in Cheshire Station told officers two men broke into the building around 7 a.m., according to a police department report.
The burglars “broke into the business through a back door and removed the ATM containing an undisclosed sum of money,” the police department wrote in its report.
The officer began to prospect the area when he noticed that the nearby GNC store had been damaged. The police department said the damage was caused by an attempted burglary, although no entry was made into the store and no property was reported missing.
Later Monday, a series of similar burglaries at the Lake Montclair Center were reported to authorities. During their investigation, officers determined that the burglars matched the description of the Cheshire Station burglaries suspects.
At the Center du Lac Montclair, five businesses in total were victims of burglaries or attempted burglaries, according to the police. The lively children’s daycare, subway, Vivian nail salon, Framing Outlet store and Tae Kwon Do martial arts studio have all reported attempted break-ins. In each case, the burglars attempted to enter through back doors, police said.
“Miscellaneous property was reported missing at the Framing Outlet while no property was reported missing at Tae Kwon Do studio,” the police department said. “No entry would have been made into the Subway or Vivian’s Nail Spa.”
Authorities released photos of the burglars that were removed from CCTV at the Lake Montclair Center.
Photo courtesy of the Prince William County Police Department.
Anyone who may have more information or be able to identify the suspects is encouraged to contact the Prince William County Police Department at 703-792-7000. Tips can also be submitted online.