Manassas Area Taxi-Cab Robber Arrested

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | News
Matthew Brown, photo Prince William County Police

Matthew Brown, photo Prince William County Police

Prince William Officers arrested a suspect on Dec. 17, who they believe to have perpetrated series of armed robberies against tax-cab drivers in the Manassas area of Prince William County since De.c 9.

According to police spokesperson, Officer Jonathan Perok, detectives investigating the robberies identified a suspect. Soon after, they found the suspect while patrolling the neighborhoods where the robberies had previously occurred.

“Later that same afternoon, officers were actively patrolling the area of Ashton Avenue near Sudley Manor Drive and located a man matching the description of the suspect being sought by detectives,” Perok said.

Matthew Jamaal Brown, 24 of Gambril Drive in Manassas, was charged with three counts of robbery and is being held without bond.

Brown was in possession of a knife, and according to a previous police press release, a knife was the weapon the suspect had used when robbing the drivers.

In total, five separate incidents were reported to police all of which involved a similar suspect description and circumstances.

  • December 16 at 3:21 a.m.– Vernon St and Tower Pace in Manassas
  • December 15 at 2:57 p.m. – 10700 block of Sudley Manor Drive in Manassas
  • December 14 at 1:11 p.m. – Notre Dame Street and Hiram Court in Manassas
  • December 14 at 6:05 p.m – 16000 block of Blendia Lane and Ashton Avenue in Manassas
  • December 9 at 4:53 p.m. – Adler Lane and Coachcrest Court in Manassa

Following the investigation, the accused was connected to this robbery series and was subsequently arrested without incident. Additional charges are forthcoming, said Perok.

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