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Crime Report: Burka Armed Robbery

by ARLnow.com January 19, 2012 at 9:30 am 3,097 7 Comments

On Monday, two armed men robbed a jewelry store on Lee Highway, holding employees at gunpoint while snatching the store’s merchandise. One of the suspects was wearing a “one-piece burka with a hood,” according to this week’s Arlington County crime report.

ARMED ROBBERY, 01/16/12, 5100 block of N Lee Highway. On January 16 at 7:42 pm, two unknown suspects entered a jewelry store, brandished a firearm and while one suspect held the employees at gunpoint, the other suspect took an unknown amount of jewelry. Suspect description is two black males; one age 35-45, 6’ 250 lbs wearing a black hoody and jeans and the other 5’8 155 lbs wearing a one-piece burka with a hood.

A somewhat similar armed robbery took place last week on Columbia Pike. Two armed men robbed a convenience store while holding a customer at gunpoint, according to police.

ARMED ROBBERY, 01/13/12, 5500 block of S Columbia Pike. On January 13 at 10:15 pm two unknown suspects entered a convenience store, brandished a firearm and while one suspect held a customer at gunpoint the other suspect had the cashier open the register taking approximately $300. Suspect description is two black males, both age 17-20, 6’, 150 lbs wearing ski masks and jeans.

Also last week, a man was arrested for malicious wounding for striking a victim with a “small wooden table.”

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 01/15/12, 200 block of N Thomas Street. On January 15 at 1:27 am, victim was struck with a small wooden table. William Henry, 50, of Arlington was arrested for malicious wounding and held with no bond.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 01/12/12, 1200 block of S. Scott Street. On January 12 at 3 am, a man assaulted a male family member. Chelub Conner, 31, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $2,500 bond.

ARMED ROBBERY, 01/15/12, S George Mason Dr/S 13 Street. On January 15 at 7:45 pm, victim was walking home when he was assaulted and robbed by two unknown suspects armed with a handgun. Suspects’ description is two black males, 18-25, 5’11, 170 lbs.

ARMED ROBBERY, 01/16/12, 1100 block of S Hayes Street. On January 16 at 3:37 pm, unknown suspect stole two laptops and when confronted by store employee, threatened him with a knife. Suspect description is a black male, 6’, 180 lbs wearing a puffy jacket and gray hat.

ROBBERY, 01/12/12, 4800 S Columbia Pike. On January 12 at 3:30 pm, two suspects took victim’s cell phone by force. Suspects’ description is two Hispanic males, one 35-40, 5’4 170 lbs and the other age 24-28, 5’4, 150 lbs.

ROBBERY, 01/16/12, 3900 block of N Fairfax Drive. Between January 14 at 10:00 am and January 16 at 7:55 am, two known subjects assaulted and robbed the victim over a dispute regarding money. Victim does not wish to prosecute.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 01/12/12, 2000 block of N. Brandywine Street and 1900 block of N. Cameron St. Between 8 pm on January 11, and 7:15 am on January 12, an unknown person broke into several vehicles. Various items were stolen. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 01/15/12, 2000 block of S 27th Street. On January 15 between midnight and 9:23 am, suspect entered house thru unlocked door and stole cash, credit cards and electronics. No suspect description available.

BURGLARY, 01/15/12, 4900 block of N 19th Street. Between January 14 at 8:30 am and January 15 at 8:32 am, unknown suspect gained entry by removing an air conditioner unit and stole electronics and jewelry. No suspect information available.

BURGLARY, 01/16/12, 400 block of N Madison Street. On January 16 between 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm, unknown suspect entered house by breaking window and stole jewelry. No suspect information available.

BURGLARY, 01/16/12, 1500 block of S George Mason Drive. On January 13 at 9:15 am, unknown suspect entered house thru unlocked patio door and stole electronics. No suspect information available.

BURGLARY, 01/17/12, 5500 block of N 17th St. On January 17 at 5:02 pm, suspect entered house thru broken basement window and jewelry and electronics. No suspect description available.

BURGLARY, 01/17/12, 2600 block of S Arlington Mill Drive. On January 17 between 9:00 am and 9:30 am, unknown suspect gained entry to maintenance storage shed and stole tools. No suspect information available.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 01/12/12, 5200 block of N. Yorktown Boulevard. Between 11 pm on January 6, and 8 am on January 9, an unknown subject entered a school building and caused damage to the facility.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY, 01/13/12, 2000 block of S Columbia Pike. On January 13 at 4:55 pm, unknown suspect was seen prying a window screen open to gain access to ground floor apartment. No suspect description available.

STOLEN VEHICLES

01/13/12, VA PZC2333, 1999 Jeep Cherokee, Burgundy, 1200 block of S. Thomas Street
01/13/12, VA 687091, 2008 Yamaha Motorcycle, 3000 block of S. Randolph Street
01/14/12, VA XTC8621, 2009 Chevy Malibu, Silver, 1100 block of N. Hudson Street
01/17/12, VA XBC9648, 1996 Acura Integra, Purple, 200 block of N. Glebe Road
01/17/12, MD 75D244, 1996 Toyota Tacoma, Green, 2100 block of N. Scott Street
01/17/12, HD4DH, 2006 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, 1600 block of S. Eads Street

  • drax

    Not a single comment about a guy who robs a store wearing a burka.

    Wow. You guys are off today.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      I think the proposal to sell Pot at ABC stores is getting all the attention. At least the guy that wore the burka didn’t have to worry about a girdle.

    • Always Right

      Would he be considered a cross dresser ?

    • Clarenhood

      Misread that as Burke, so didn’t give a backyard pot-smokin’ chicken’s arse about it.

  • Was it a burka, or was the guy in the KKK?

  • KalashniKEV

    I was waiting to see my Crime Report…

    On 16 JAN 12 at approximately 1300EST a 6′ 160lb AA/Male attempted to steal my chips at Baja Fresh. I told him to get lost and he stuck his hand in several other peoples chips- who decided to give them over. Once he had some chips he proceeded to add about 2lbs of Pico de Gallo and was arrested by ACPD. Perp was searched and found to be armed with 2 tall boys of King Cobra.

    Just another day in the hood… Clarendon style.

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