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Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect Near Schools

by ARLnow.com — March 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm 2,192 5 Comments

(Updated at 12:50 p.m.) Fairfax and Arlington County police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that took place within the past hour on the 3100 block of S. Manchester Street, on the Fairfax/Arlington border.

A man reportedly attempted to rob a small store while displaying some sort of a weapon, initially said to be a gun but possibly a pipe.

The search for the suspect has now been called off. Earlier, Fairfax County police were using a police dog and a helicopter to try to track the suspect. Arlington police, meanwhile, searched the area around nearby Kenmore Middle School and Carlin Springs Elementary School.

During the search the schools locked all external doors and were not allowing anybody to go outside, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

  • nunya

    i remember a quieter time in arlington. when all we had were farms, gin joints, gambling halls and hookers in rosslyn. sigh.

    • Ben
    • A simpler time…

      Did we bring “farms” into this to keep the chicken talk going? ;-)

      Seriously though, hope everyone’s safe.

      • SouthPikeGuy

        The Kenmore site, and I believe to the west in the direction of this incident was one of the notable larger farms in Arlington. I am not sure if it was Reeves property associated with the house by Bluemont, or another. I have book at home I can consult.

  • Andy

    Maybe it was one of the Kenmore or Carlin Springs students. If you forgot your lunch money, what else are you going to do?

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