Woodbridge gas station burglary suspect strikes twice in 30 minutes
Prince William County Police investigators are on the hunt for a man who broke into a Woodbridge gas station convenience store twice in the same night and made off with cigarettes and lottery tickets.
The burglary happened at about midnight on June 18 at the Valero in the 13000 block of Trowbridge Drive. Surveillance video clearly shows a man in a white sweatshirt throwing a paving brick through a glass door, crawling through the opening and taking cigarettes and cigars.
Seconds later, the burglar left through the jagged glass. Remarkably, though, the suspect shows up again 30 minutes later. This time, the man has a black plastic bag and grabs lighters and a glut of $1 and $5 lottery tickets.
"It was funny to see him come back with the trash bag and just...get some lighters," store employee Ari Sethi said.
Customers of the Valero, though, say that they're just happy no one was in the store when the double burglary occurred.
"What bothers me was that he got that paving block," customer Frank DeBenedictis said. "He could have hurt somebody pretty badly."
Investigators in Prince William County say the video that caught the man gives them good images to work with.
Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Only On 7
For all the breaking stories happening in your neighborhood and developing stories happening around the world, join Leon Harris and Alison Starling weeknights on ABC7 News at 5 and 11.
TBD Blogs What you need to read
@TBD On Foot
Best of TBD In case you missed it
Billed as the biggest food truck assembly to ever happen in D.C., "Curbside Cookoff: Trucko De Mayo" took place on Saturday with at least 40 vendors.