When you hear terms in the criminal justice system, you might start to wonder exactly what each term means. Seeing that someone is being accused of larceny might be one of those instances. The term larceny is one that some states, including Virginia, use to differentiate a type of theft that doesn't include embezzlement, robbery and a variety of other theft-based crimes.
Police have accused a woman and a man of being responsible for theft in two robberies in Woodbridge, Virginia. The man is a resident of the town, while the woman lives in nearby Burke. In one such robbery, a 37-year-old male resident claimed that he was robbed while he was going to supposedly meet a woman for the first time. When he arrived at the designated rendezvous point, an unknown male accompanying the woman allegedly brandished a knife and took his cell phone and a quantity of money before stealing his car and fleeing in it.
A 17-year-old boy from Manassas, Virginia, is facing a laundry list of criminal charges after police tied him to robberies at a local drug store and a 7-Eleven convenience store. He is being lodged at a juvenile detention center as he awaits further word on his juvenile crime charges.
Police rounded up three boys and one girl in Manassas, charging them for their alleged roles in a recent carjacking. The subsequent juvenile theft crime charges ranged from carjacking and use of a firearm in commission of a felony to receiving stolen property.
The Northern Virginia woman, referred to by area police as the "blond bandit," has pleaded guilty to three charges, including bank robbery.
Police in Fairfax and Prince William counties have been keeping a running tab of alleged crimes against a Manassas woman still on the loose. The police-identified 26-year-old woman is accused of two recent bank robberies and a knife point auto theft, all committed within the last few weeks.
Two Maryland men and a Washington, D.C. juvenile male are facing robbery and weapons charges for allegedly stealing from a 7-Eleven on Beacon Hill Road. Mount Vernon district police intend to add more criminal charges to the current list following an investigation of the trio's reported escapade.