CRIME

Piet Offringa, 79, charged with burglary

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(WJLA) - An elderly man is accused of forcing his way into a woman's apartment and stealing her purse. 

Photo: Prince William County Police

The victim, a 76-year-old woman, told police that Piet Benjamin Offringa, 79, was banging on the walls and yelling loudly in the hallway of their apartment building on Tuesday morning. When the woman opened her door to investigate the noise, Offringa allegedly pushed his way into her apartment and stole her purse. 

It happened at an apartment building in the 13900 block of Hedgewood Drive in Woodbridge.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police found Offringa inside the apartment building and arrested him. He was charged with burglary.

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