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Police search for suspects in Va. home invasion


ANNANDALE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for two suspects in connection with a home invasion robbery that happened Friday morning in the Annandale area.

Police said they responded to a home invasion robbery in the 7400 block of Madeira Place for the report of a suspicious person.

The invasion happened around 7 a.m. when a 33-year-old man was sleeping and awoken by two men in his bedroom, police said.

The two suspects restrained the victim then searched another bedroom in the house before fleeing, according to police. The suspects forced their way through the front door.

Police said the victim was not injured. Other house residents were inside at the time, however heard nothing.

The two suspects are being described as Hispanic. Both of them were wearing masks and hooded jackets, authorities said. One suspect had a handgun.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

ALEXANDRIA (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police and WUSA9 are teaming up to share this sketch as many times as possible throughout the city and the surrounding areas.

The man in the sketch is possibly responsible for three different murders in the City of Alexandria. 

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Text the word ALEXANDRIA to 25543 for text alerts (standard text message rates apply) about the case and any developments in the investigation. 

ENJOY FREE DELIVERY on VALENTINE’s DAY from OCCASIONALLY CAKE

ENJOY FREE DELIVERY on VALENTINE’s DAY from OCCASIONALLY CAKE

On Fri., Feb. 14, Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria is offering FREE delivery of their Valentine’s Day sweets to anyone purchasing $30 or more, limited to a 20-mile radius from the Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon stores. This is a $25 value. You must order and pay in full before February 14th to receive FREE delivery. Call 703-780-2253 to order or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Occasionally Cake is offering four Valentine’s Day specials, including:

SUE LHOTKA: Well-Respected TRASH LADY RETIRES FROM CITY Of MANASSAS

SUE LHOTKA: Well-Respected TRASH LADY RETIRES FROM CITY Of MANASSAS

 

Susan E. Lhotka has been the City of Manassas refuse and recycling coordinator since 1995 and assisted with the management and oversight of solid waste management programs for Manassas including the residential refuse and recycling contracts. Lhotka is retiring this month after 18 years of service to the City of Manassas, Va.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

Tim Federle, Broadway Performer and Author Visits Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria

Tim Federle, Broadway Performer and Author Visits Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria

Tim Federle is best known for working on the choreography for Broadway’s Billy Elliott, performing in Broadway’s Little Mermaid, and he most recently wrote Amazon’s Best Book of Jan. 2014, Five, Six, Seven, Nate. Federle is coming to Northern Virginia, teaching “Tips and Tricks to Nail a Broadway Dance Audition” at MSA’s Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive on Wed., Feb. 5 for middle and high school students from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Workshops are open for advanced dance, theatre and music students. Cost is $50 per student.  Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to register.

More than a dozen without power after fire

ANNANDALE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County fire officials say that 18 units are still without power following a fire in Annandale.

Fire officials say crews received reports of smoke filling some units in an apartment building in the 7400 block of Eastmoreland Road at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday. They found small fires in the fuse boxes and quickly put them out.

Electricity had to be cut to the entire complex due to the problem. Power to all but one building was restored after 30 minutes, according to officials.

Approximately 900 occupants were without power as electricians worked to restore power. The complex community center was prepared as a shelter as well as the Audrey Moore Parks and Rec Center, according to officials.

Thursday morning, fire officials say the Red Cross is helping one person while other residents have made other arrangements until power is restored.