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Police: Man Bound and Beaten in Woodbridge Home Burglary

Three suspects were arrested, according to Prince William County Police officials.

Police have arrested three Woodbridge men after another man reported that he had been tied up and beaten in his own home, Prince William County police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. 

Early in the morning Feb. 16, police responded to the report of a burglary and an assault on Occoquan Road near Old Bridge Road.

"The victim, a 56-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was sleeping in his residence when two unknown men entered through an unlocked door and demanded money," Perok said. "During the encounter, the men bound the victim with zip-ties and struck him with an unknown blunt object. The men then fled the area in a vehicle. No property was taken. The victim was able to get lose from the restraints and contact police."

Police found an unoccupied vehicle that had crashed into a pole near Minnieville and Old Bridge Road.

"A police K-9 was utilized in the search for the suspects. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries," Perok said.

Violent Crimes Bureau detectives identified two suspects reportedly involved in this incident: Markus Terell Gardner, 24, and Jotham Ceboduro Phillips, 23. Detectives also found a third suspect, Roderick Sean Bolden, 24. Each is currently facing a burglary charge.

"Members of the Bike Team were able to locate and arrest all three men without incident. This incident does not appear to be random," Perok said. 

All three were arrested Feb. 16 and charged with burglary. Their court date is unavailable, and they were held without bond.

Joe George February 19, 2013 at 01:36 PM
Loving that all three suspects were caught so quickly, but WHY do you leave a door unlocked at ANY time?!?!?! It's almost as if the victim INVITED the home invasion. I know he didn't, but we must be smarter in preventing these types of crimes. These predators seek these types of victims. Without the vulnerable persons, the criminals would have to focus on those that COULD defend themselves, hopefully adding the the inmate population or the morgue.
kcgoat26 February 19, 2013 at 03:04 PM
had a similar incident ,down here in richmond ,,two left in body bags the third is still running
Nancy Baptist February 19, 2013 at 05:56 PM
I agree, never leave your door unlock. I lock my door even in the daytime, you never know who will try and run in your house.
TC Hall February 19, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Hats off to the PWC Police! They collared two of three mutts just like these clowns after they carjacked a small statured woman at the Bank of America ATM in Dumfries last night. They caught them where? Dale City Ashdale section. I guess one could say, she should do her banking in the day time.
airelle February 19, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Go pwc police department ..

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