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Crime Report: Knife-Wielding Robbers Edition

by ARLnow.com | December 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | 2,815 views | 25 Comments

Whether you’re out delivering a pizza or walking a dog, sometimes you can never be too careful after dark. In this week’s Arlington County crime report, there were two instances of people being robbed by knife-wielding individuals on the street at night.

ROBBERY, 12/07/11, 1000 block of Randolph Street. On December 7 at 8:40 pm, a man delivering pizza was robbed by an unknown male brandishing a knife. The suspect is described as an African American male, 5’8” and 150 lbs. wearing all black clothing including a black ski mask.

ROBBERY, 12/10/11, 800 block of S. Harrison Street. On December 10 at 8 pm, a man was walking a small dog when an unknown man confronted him. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. The victim gave him a small amount of money, and the suspect fled. The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20’s, 6” tall and 190 lbs. He was wearing a red and blacked checked button-down shirt and a red knit hat with ear flaps.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump.

ROBBERY, 12/08/11, 1700 block of Wilson Boulevard. On December 8 at 9:30 pm, three unknown men entered a restaurant and demanded money while brandishing a handgun. They fled through a rear door after receiving cash. The suspects were men of average height and weight, wearing all black clothing, black ski masks and sunglasses.

BANK ROBBERY, 12/09/11, 1700 block of N. Moore Street. On December 9 at 1:50 pm, an unknown man demanded money from a bank teller, and left the bank after receiving cash. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male in his early 20’s, 5’6” and 150 lbs. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red lettering on it, tan pants, white shoes and glasses.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 12/11/11, 900 block of S. Columbus Street. On December 11 at 12:20 am, a man assaulted a security guard at an apartment complex. Josejusel Guevara, 29, of Fairfax, was charged with Assault and Battery and Drunk in Public. He was held until sober.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 12/14/11, 1000 block of Arlington Boulevard. On December 14 at 1:40 am, a man assaulted another man. Joseph Parker, 50, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $1,000 bond.

BURGLARY, 12/06/11, 600 block of S. 18th Street. On December 6 between 4:30 pm and 9 pm, an unknown person broke into a house and stole money. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 12/09/11, 5100 block of Columbia Pike. On December 9 at 12:30 pm, a man woke up to find two unknown men in his apartment. They fled when confronted. The suspects were African American men in their 20’s wearing dark blue clothing.

BURGLARY, 12/13/11, 400 block of N. Wakefield Street. Between 6 pm on December 12, and 10 am on December 13, an unknown subject broke into a residence through a window. Electronics were stolen. There is no suspect description.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY, 12/10/11, 1100 block of S. Edison Street. On December 10 at 1:15 am, the resident of a house heard an unknown subject attempt to enter the front door twice. There is no suspect description.

GRAND LARCENY, 12/12/11, 900 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 9 pm on December 11, and 4 am on December 12, an unknown subject stole a significant amount of copper piping from a construction site. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 12/13/11, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. On December 13 between 5:30 pm and 7 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least two cars in the same parking garage. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

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  • Clizzledizzle

    Anyone trying anything on Pershing Drive will have to deal with my Remington 870 Pump Action Express Tactical. Thank God we live in Good Ol’ Virginy.

    • Gov. Cooch

      We’d prolly be better off contructing a checkpoint between Arlington and the District of Columbia.

      • Curious George

        Agree completely but post deleted in 3….2…..1

        • CourthouseChris

          Zero… where’s your claim of liberal media bias now?

          • curious george

            I have never made such a claim here. More in the nature of an experiment.

            If ArlNow wants to delete certain comments and leave others up it is their blog to do with as they wish.

          • drax

            Was that comment rightwing, or racist?

    • R. Griffon

      Oh really? And you carry that thing around with you everywhere you go, do ya?

      *rolls eyes*

  • Rob G

    Nah. I’m better off carrying my Sig .45 with Critical Defense rounds. Can’t depend on the cops when a blade is pulled on you on a dark street.

  • GrandArch

    Hey – Can you folks at ArlNow (or someone else) put these points on a map each week? I’d like to know what happens near where I live, and going to Google Maps every two seconds is a little annoying. I just don’t know street numbers for some of these.

    • Maxine

      GrandArch – look at the top navigation bar and click on “crime map.”

    • LP

      Umm, just look at the banner and click “Crime Map” – couldn’t be more clearly labeled.

      http://www.arlnow.com/crime-map/

  • OX4

    You forgot to mention all the victimization, trauma, and heart attacks associated with parents trying to log on to Arlington’s winter parks and recreation classes. My God, the hell those poor people went through. I think we should set up a fund.

    • John Fontain

      You mean this one…

      ROBBERY, 12/13/11, 36,000 block of North North North Highland Street. On December 12 at 8:00 am, a mother from north Arlington (and early member of MONA) was robbed of two hours of personal time in which she had planned to attend her weekly Bikram (hot) yoga class and subsequently sip an organic, sustainable chai latte with friends.

      The assailants are described as unknown individuals believed to be from an organization called the Department of Parks and Rec. Victim says she was unable to attend hot yoga because of repeated system crashes of the Parks and Rec enrollment system as she and her personal assistant tried – to no avail – to register her kids for cut-rate classes. Despite the efforts of her, her personal assistant, and the power of their two Apple Mac Pros with LED Cinema Displays (and the additional effort of the victim’s husband’s executive assistant trying access the enrollment system from a lobbying office on K Street), victim was unable to enroll prior to classes being filled. Luckily, the victim’s children were unharmed during the incident as they were being cared for by their full-time, live-in, early childhood development-certified governess (more commonly referred to as an au pair).

      There is a $100,000 reward for information leading to the identification and termination of responsible Parks and Rec employees.

      • Bluemontsince1961

        LOL! Excellent, John Fontain, excellent!

      • Richard Cranium

        Well played!

  • mickey644

    Please Mr. Robber, try me and meet my friend, Colt .45 magnum and his friend .357 magnum. My concealed weapon permit allows me to blow your crotch back to D.C. and part your hair!

    • Curious George

      Not sure there is such a thing as a Colt 45 magnum. 45 long colt perhaps or something like a 454 Casull.

      Granted either would be more the adequate for the job.

    • metro

      Colt .45 magnum huh? Nonexistent firearms caliber, or the newest flavor of 7-11 bum wine?

  • Suburban Not Urban

    So what’s up with the Arlington police car sitting at the Glebe road exit pointing West bound at 3:50PM – are they trying to intimidate people into not using the new Spot improvements or slow the traffic so that traffic studies erroneously report no improvement?

    • KalashniKEV

      Sticker enforcement. They got me!

  • hoo ah

    I love the shooting at 10 n Collins st on the crime map. Keeps you up to date in Arlington, Texas

  • Michael H.

    The robber on Harrison St. was 6 inches tall and weighed 190 lbs.? Hmm, I think you may have been influenced by Nigel Tufnel here…

    • Quoth the Raven

      Our criminals go to 11.

    • Richard Cranium

      He was in danger of being trodden upon by a dwarf?

      • drax

        No, Stonehenge!

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