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Police: Ice Cream Cake Swiped, Fraud Investigation Underway in Vienna

Vienna police are investigating a variety of recent crimes — from ice cream cake theft to alleged fraud.

Juan Vazquez, a spokesperson for the Vienna Police Department, told Tysons Reporter that a 10-inch ice cream cake was swiped from Dairy Queen (304 Maple Avenue W.) on Tuesday (Jan. 28).

An employee at the Dairy Queen told police that two men came to the store around 3:30 p.m. that day and fled with the cake they had taken from the freezer, according to the police report.

The cake was white with red icing and cost $24.99, Vazquez said, adding that the suspects are described as “two black males, ages 50-60.” Vazquez said that the men left in a car.

In a separate incident, Vienna police are looking for whoever broke the lock on a shed and damaged property belonging to the Vienna Little League in Yeonas Park (1319 Ross Drive SW).

Police say the unlawful entry happened sometime between 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, and noon on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Vazquez said that green powder was thrown onto the equipment in the shed and contents of trash cans were emptied onto the private property.

“Someone’s got to clean all the stuff,” Vazquez said, adding that he didn’t know if he powder caused permanent damage or not to the equipment.

Vienna police are investigating a report of fraud that happened after a female resident went to pay the family’s mortgage with a check at the PNC Bank (353 Maple Avenue).

“She gave the check to a female at the bank” around 3 p.m. on Dec. 23, the police report said.

An employee from Burke & Herbert, the bank which the couple holds an account with, noticed that the check had been made cashed outside of Virginia and was made payable to a person instead of the mortgage company, the report said.

The Vienna Police Department was contacted on Jan. 10, when the woman and her husband were informed their payment was never received, according to police.

A spokesperson from the Vienna Police Department said no one has been arrested in association with the case yet and declined to provide more information on the incident because it is an active investigation.

Tysons Reporter reached out to PNC Bank but has not received a response yet.

Ashley Hopko and Catherine Douglas Moran contributed reporting

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