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Crime Report: Man in Wheelchair Robs CVS

(Updated at 12:20 p.m. on 12/23/21) Last Thursday, a knife-wielding man in a wheelchair robbed the CVS Pharmacy in Courthouse, according to this week’s Arlington County, Va. crime report.

Police say the man attempted to shoplift an electric razor and several bottles of wine. After initially leaving the store, a CVS employee reportedly wheeled him back in and asked him to replace the stolen goods. The employee backed off and let him leave again after the man brandished a knife, according to police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

Police caught up with the suspect at the nearby Courthouse Metro station. The knife was allegedly found under the seat of his wheelchair.

ARMED ROBBERY, 11/01/12, 2100 block of N. 15th Street. On November 1 at 6:09 pm, a subject in a wheelchair entered a pharmacy, placed several items in a backpack and left the store without paying for the merchandise. An employee went outside and pushed the subject back into the store to recover the items. The subject brandished a knife and fled the scene. Police located him a short distance away at the Courthouse Metro station. The knife was recovered on the subject and the merchandise was returned. William Louis [redacted] 45, of Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with armed robbery. He was held without bond.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

ROBBERY, 11/04/12, 4200 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 2:15 pm on November 4, two juvenile subjects assaulted an employee of a pharmacy and stole cigarettes. Both subjects attempted to flee the scene but were detained by employees. Both subjects were arrested and charged with robbery.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 10/31/12, 600 block of N. Glebe Road. At 11:30 pm on October 31, an intoxicated subject was caught behind the bar and when confronted swung a bottle of Amaretto at the manager. The manager sustained a laceration to her leg from being hit and was transported to Virginia Hospital Center for minor injuries. Jorge [redacted], 30, of Alexandria, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He was held without bond.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 11/04/12, 4200 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 11:25 pm on November 4, a subject was hit in the head with a plate during an altercation at a bar. The victim sustained a serious laceration to the ear and was transported to Virginia Hospital Center. Mario Lewis, 53, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 11/01/12, 200 block of S. Clark Street. Between 11 am and 1:30 pm on November 1, an unknown subject(s) entered an office suite and stole computer equipment. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 11/02/12, 1900 block of N. 13th Street. Between 3 and 8:55 am on November 2, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole various items. Items reported stolen included a television, computer equipment and electronics. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 11/05/12, 4200 block of Columbia Pike. Between 8 am on September 21 and 1:52 am on October 24, an unknown subject(s) broke into a vacant residence through a window. It is unknown if anything was stolen or how long the subject(s) were there. There is no suspect(s) description.


10/31/12, PA 2280746 (tags only)
11/04/12, VA YBG9881, 2002 Dodge Caravan, White, 1800 block of S. 26th Street
11/04/12, VA XET2292, 2003 Toyota Camry, Maroon, 2700 block of S. Quincy Street
11/05/12, VA XLM6063 (tags only)
11/06/12, VA XTR6487, 1996 Honda Accord, Black, 1700 block of S. Hayes Street

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