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Crime Report: Cash Briefcase Edition

A would-be crime victim said “no deal” to a criminal who tried to steal his briefcase full of cash.

The attempted robbery took place in a Crystal City parking garage. According to this week’s Arlington County crime report, the victim was able to hang on to his briefcase even after the suspect struck him in the back of the head.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 04/02/12, 2400 block of S. Crystal Drive. At 5 am on April 2, a victim was walking from his car to his place of work, when he was struck in the back of the head by an unknown object by a subject. The suspect attempted to steal the victim’s briefcase, which was carrying approximately $1,000 cash, but was unable to get the victim to release his grip. The suspect fled the scene on foot and the victim alerted a building security guard. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’9″ tall and 250 lbs. At the time of the attempted robbery, the suspect was wearing all black, with a black ski mask covering his face.

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

ARMED ROBBERY, 04/01/12, 2100 block of S. 6thStreet. On April 1 at 9 pm, an unknown suspect approached two men changing a flat tire on a taxi cab and brandished a handgun in an attempt to rob them for money. The victims did not have any cash in their possession and handed their cell phones over instead. The suspect fled the scene on foot and is described as a black male, approximately 5’6″ tall, with a skinny build. The suspect was wearing a black jacket and yellow pants at the time of the robbery.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 03/29/12, W & OD Trail at N. Ohio Street. On March 29, at 11 am, a male subject exposed himself to two women on the W & OD Trail. The victims reported that the subject was masturbating while using one hand to cover his face. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’8″-5’10” tall, with a chubby build. The suspect was wearing jeans, a black sweatshirt and black sunglasses at the time of the incident.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 03/31/12, 3500 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 4:42 am on March 31, an officer observed a male subject masturbating while standing on the sidewalk in front of a convenience store. Nathanael Lovett, 28, of no fixed address, was charged with indecent exposure and held without bail.

BURGLARY, 03/30/12, 4400 block of N. 25thStreet. Between 8:20 am and 4:30 pm, on March 30, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole various items to include jewelry and sterling silver flatware. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 03/31/12, 1100 block of N. Stuart Street. On March 31, between 2:30 and 8 pm, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence through a side door and stole a television. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 04/03/12, 1000 block of N. Kensington Street. Between 11 am and 5 pm, on April 2, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence through the unlocked front door and stole a television and Playstation 3. There is no suspect(s) description.


04/03/12, VA JKN6541, 2005 Honda Accord, Light Blue, 600 block of N. Glebe Road

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