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Two Arrested After Attempted Robbery in Clarendon

by ARLnow.com January 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm 2,052 29 Comments

Two juveniles are in police custody after a daylight attempted robbery just blocks from the Clarendon Metro, according to police radio traffic.

A call came in around noon for an attempted robbery involving a suspect who displayed a knife. Police responded to the intersection of Washington Boulevard and North Johnson Street, about two blocks away from the Clarendon Metro.

Initial reports suggest two teenage suspects, a boy and a girl, have been taken into custody.

The robbery victim was not hurt.

  • ClarendonKing

    This stuff is not supposed to happen in Arlington. I bet they are from Maryland!

    • mehoo

      Nah, illegals from South Arlington, of course.

  • craybee

    glad they were caught. i love the clarendon area but lately i’ve quite a few thugs hanging around there.

    • ClarendonKing

      It’ll get even worse when they finish “the projects” at the church.

      • JamesE

        Just the beginning of a downward spiral, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them open up a TGI Fridays in the area.

        • ClarendonKing

          Has anyone ever considered reverse income requirements? Let’s say that as a rule you can only live in Clarendon is your household income is 100K+

          • mehoo

            Yeah, we did that kind of thing for a few hundred years. You remember the feudal system?

          • R.Griffon

            I thought we already did! Who else is paying $3K/mo. for a 2-bedroom?

    • Mr Wow

      Wow, I have lived in Arl all my life …didnt know there were so many racist here, must be imported.

  • JamesE

    Probably from slums in Courthouse or Ballston, can’t believe this kind of crime is happening in the utopia of Clarendon

    • Josh

      good laugh

  • Andrew

    This is the downside of gentrification. When an area becomes TOO nice, thieves come around because that’s where the money is.

    • mehoo

      We need to trash the place a little to make it safer. Break a few windows.

      • ClarendonKing

        The reverse “broken window” theory. I like it!

      • LP

        Happened yesterday in front of Le Pain Quotidien in Clarendon – someone decided to smash the glass of the bus stop window.

        Such rebels!

        • mehoo

          First you have hipster dooshes throwing cigarettes at cops, and the next thing you know, gangs are running around breaking windows!

  • kr

    ARLnow has the best trolls!

    • Eponymous Coward

      Arlington trolls were developed through an intensive, collaborative process taking input from many stakeholders. Great consideration was given to the type and nature of ARL trolling. You’ll note, for example, that trollish comments are still formulated in complete thoughts, and do not ride the CAPS Lock, characteristics which were frequently raised in the comment process.

      • ClarendonKing

        I would say that the commute made me do it.

  • bennynojets

    “If we don’t come down hard on these clowns, we will be up to our #$!#%$ in jugglers!”

  • Stay in school, kids.

  • V Dizzle

    Sounds like my first date. If only she hadn’t ordered dessert…

  • CalrendonGUY

    I wish the thieves would mug everyone who commented here today!

    • shirley

      mug them of their keyboards?
      if you don’t like it, get out of the kitchen.

  • NorthArlSnob

    They need to go back to PG County.

  • KalashniKEV

    I can’t believe I missed out on this one…

    • mehoo

      We covered for you.

  • CJR

    Wow, that is real close to KinderCare – that is disturbing to have crime like that in the neighborhood.

  • Fromarva

    sounds like almost eveyone here who commented is ignant, and racist. if you dont like arlington, then get out! Seems like none of you are even from here! i dont like the fact that people like you even live in arlington. it so sad

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