Robbery by Force: W&OD Trail (near 16th Street) Purcellville VA

The victim was riding a bike on the W & OD trail, accompanied by a friend on foot, near the 16th Street apartments, when a known subject ran to the trail, knocked the subject from the bike, took it and rode towards the apartments. The victim and friend went home and called the police approximately 15 minutes after the incident occurred. Officers responded to the area and located the stolen bike being ridden by a juvenile, who initially claimed ownership of the bike. This subject was not the subject who stole the bicycle, and an investigation revealed that the suspect was not present. Two subjects present who interfered with the investigation were cited for obstruction of justice. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Corporal Raymond Starkey at 540-338-7422 x 2119

03/31/23 6:31 p.m.

 

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