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Crime Report: Assault With Food Edition

Early Monday morning, a convenience store clerk on Columbia Pike was assaulted with “various packaged food items” by a man who wanted to use the store’s phone. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 01/02/12, 4900 block of Columbia Pike. On January 2 at 3 am, an unknown man assaulted a convenience store clerk with various packaged food items when the clerk refused to let the suspect use the store phone. The suspect is described as a black Ethiopian male, in his 30’s, 5’8″ and 180 lbs. He was wearing a black jacket, jeans and a white knit hat.

Also on Monday, a small store on S. Glebe Road was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men.

ROBBERY, 01/02/12, 1600 block of S. Glebe Road. On January 2 at 5 pm, two men entered a small store. They brandished a handgun and stole money from the cash register before fleeing. The first suspect wore a gray hood over his head, a dark cloth covering his face, jeans, and black shoes with white shoelaces. The second suspect was wearing a gray or green jacket, jeans, a cloth covering his face, and a hood over his head.

Early Tuesday morning, a man attempted to carjack a taxicab in Lyon Village.

ATTEMPTED CARJACKING, 01/03/11, 1700 block of N. Barton Street. On January 3 at 2:20 am, an unknown man assaulted a taxi cab driver. The suspect choked him and attempted to drive off in the cab. The suspect hit another car, and then fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, late twenties to early thirties and approximately 185 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a black snow cap.

The rest of the weekly crime report, after the jump.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING-ARREST, 12/30/11, 1600 block of S. Walter Reed Dr. On December 30 at 9:30 pm, a group of subjects assaulted several people. One of the victims was also assaulted with a shovel, causing a serious leg injury. Carlos Diaz, 35, of Woodbridge, charged with Malicious Wounding. Ricardo Palacios, 28, of Fairfax, Jose Machuca, 38, of Woodbridge, and Juan Machuca, 40, of Woodbridge, were all charged with Assault by Mob. All suspects were held without bond.

ROBBERY, 12/31/11, 2000 block of Clarendon Boulevard. On December 31 at 2 am, a suspect on a bicycle rode by one woman, stealing her purse out of her hand. He attempted it again with a second female, and was unsuccessful.

ROBBERY, 01/01/12, 2200 block of Fairfax Drive. On January 1 at 1 am, a group of four unknown men brandished a knife and stole a cell phone from two male victims. The suspects were all African American men wearing dark clothing.

LARCENY FROM A PERSON-ARREST, 01/01/12, 4800 block of Lee Highway. On January 1 at 10:30 pm, a man reached into a woman’s pocket and stole money and cigarettes. Police apprehended him directly. Kareem Jenkins, 19, of San Diego, CA, was charged with Larceny From a Person. He was held without bond.

MISSILE INTO AN OCCUPIED DWELLING-ARREST, 12/31/11, 2300 block of Columbia Pike. On December 31 at 3:30 am, one man assaulted another inside a restaurant. The victim became disorderly, broke the restaurant door, and threw a glass sugar container at a plate glass window, shattering it. Jamel Toms, 26. Of Alexandria, was charged with Releasing a Missile into an Occupied Dwelling, and two counts of felony Destruction of Property. He was held on a $10,000 bond. Zachary Szabo, 23, of Woodbridge, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held without bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 01/04/11, 4200 block of S. 12th Road. On January 3 at 9 pm, a female assaulted a former girlfriend of her husband’s. Christina Story, 26, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. She was released on a summons.

BURGLARY, 12/29/11, 2600 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive. Between 9:45 am on December 27, and 8:30 am on December 29, an unknown person broke into a storage area at an apartment complex. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 01/02/12, 2700 block of S. Veitch Street. Between 9:30 pm on January 1, and 9:45 am on January 2, an unknown subject broke into an apartment. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 01/03/11, 200 block of N. Thomas Street. Between 4:45 pm on December 30, 2011, and 8:30 am on January 3, an unknown subject broke into a building’s maintenance shed. Various copper fitting supplies were stolen. There is no suspect description.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 12/30/11, 1500 block of S. Columbus Street. Sometime between September 29, and December 29, an unknown person broke into a vacant residence and started living there. There is no suspect description.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 01/03/11, 4900 block of Chesterfield Road. Between 3:30 pm on December 30, 2011, and 6 am on January 3, an unknown person entered a construction site and stole several tools from a locked toolbox. There are no known suspects.

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