Maryland Woman Reports Robbery in Dowtown Fredericksburg
The victim told police the suspect stole her wallet and keys while she walked her dog on Prince Edward Street.
A 56-year-old Maryland resident visiting Fredericksburg told polce that while she was walking her dog in the 1500 block of Prince Edward Street a young male grabbed her wallet and keys and then fled.
Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said that the incident was reported at about 11:40 p.m. on July 13. She said the victim told officers that the suspect approached her and asked for a hotel recommendation.
"The victim walked with the male subject for a short distance, when suddenly the subject reached into the victim’s back pocket and grabbed her wallet and keys, tearing the victim’s clothing in the process," Bledsoe said.
A nearby resident called 911 after hearing the woman scream for help.
The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 5-feet 8-inches tall with a thin build, and wearing all dark clothing.
At about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Hanover Street, a 50-year-old resident told police that he was awakened by a noise coming from the first floor of his home. The resident grabbed his shotgun and went to check his house.
"The resident encountered an unknown male subject walking up the stairs inside the home and he ordered the subject to go back down the steps and get down on the floor in the entrance hallway," Bledsoe said. "The subject complied and was still on the floor when officers arrived."
Bledsoe said the man appeared to be extremely intoxicated. Daniel Veit, 27, of Fredericksburg was arrested for public intoxication and unlawful entry.
"Veit was able to get into the house because the occupants inadvertently left the front door unsecured," Bledsoe said.
The following reports come from Monday's Fredericksburg Police log:
On Saturday or Sunday before 3:20 p.m. in the 200 block of Keavy Court, a resident reported that her vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of her apartment complex. The vehicle is a black 2004 Chevrolet Impala with Virginia license plates. The investigation is ongoing.
A resident in the 1900 block of Washington Avenue reported on July 13 that on July 6 her laptop computer was stolen from her bedroom.
A resident reported that someone entered his locked vehicle and stole guns and magazines that are used for training simulations between July 13 and Sunday at 3:20 p.m. in the 800 block of Charlotte Street.
A resident of the 500 block of Lewis Street reported that a section of her fence was disassembled and some of the fence materials were stolen some time between Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m.
A resident reported that some household items were stolen from her apartment in the 100 block Hillcrest Drive some time between July 10 and Sunday before 1:15 p.m. A suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.
A resident reported that jewelry was stolen from her bedroom in a home in the 1000 block Great Oaks Lane sometime between July 12 and Sunday before 12 p.m. 7/12 –
A resident reported that his portable basketball goal was damaged in the 1100 block Hearthstone Drive sometime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on July 13.
A resident reported that the side mirror on her vehicle was shattered in the 2000 block Fall Hill Avenue some time before 8 p.m. on July 13.
Two residents reported that the tires on their vehicles were punctured and flattened in the 600 block Pelham Street on either Saturday or Sunday before 6:35 a.m
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