It sounds like a shady business transaction, so the end result is not entirely surprising. Last week, two people were robbed after showing up to a meeting they arranged to try to buy cell phones.
From this week’s Arlington County crime report:
ARMED ROBBERY, 06/15/13, 1900 block of S. Columbia Pike. At 11:40 am on June 15, a victim arranged a meeting to purchase cell phones and was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by three subjects. Suspect 1, brandished the firearm and pistol whipped the victim, is described as a black male with a beard. He was wearing a white t-shirt with blue basketball shorts. Suspect 2 is described as a black male and was wearing dark clothing with a red beanie hat. Suspect 3 is described as a black male wearing dark clothing.
ARMED ROBBERY, 06/14/13, 2700 block of N. Key Boulevard. At 11:11 pm on June 13, a victim arranged a meeting to purchase cell phones and was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by two subjects. Suspect 1, brandished the firearm, is described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 6’2″ tall with a slim build and long dreads. He was wearing a navy and white track suit. Suspect 2 is described as a black male in his mid 20’s, approximately 6’0″ tall and 180 lbs. He was wearing dark clothing and had a tattoo on the right side of his neck.
The rest of the crime report, after the jump. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
ARMED ROBBERY, 06/17/13, 2400 block of S. Eads Street. At 12:30 am on June 17, a suspect robbed two victims at gunpoint as they were walking to their car. Once the suspect received their wallets, he demanded the victims to run away. A single gunshot was heard a short time after the robbery. US Park Police helicopter and Arlington County K9 assisted in the search but the suspect remains at-large. He is described as a black male between 45-50 years of age, approximately 5’4″ tall and 140 lbs. He was wearing a black t-shirt with horizontal red stripes and brown shorts.
ROBBERY, 06/15/13, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. Three subjects allegedly robbed a juvenile of a pair of newly released Air Jordan shoes in the food court of the mall. The suspects fled the scene on foot towards the Metro. Suspect 1 is described as a black male in his late teens and approximately 5’10” tall. He was wearing a black shirt with black cargo pants. Suspect 2 is described as a black male in his late teens and was wearing a black hat and red shirt. Suspect 3 is described as a black male in his late teens and was wearing a North Face jacket and dark pants.
INDECENT EXPOSURE, 06/15/13, 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At 2:09 am on June 15, an intoxicated subject exposed himself to officers after he was asked to leave the bar by staff. Nisar Ali, 29, of Alexandria, VA, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.
BURGLARY, 06/14/13, 6000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 1:15 am on June 14, a subject smashed the glass door to a business and stole cartons of cigarettes and money. Surveillance video captured the incident and showed a white male with black hair and a short, stocky build as the suspect. He was wearing a blue Old Nay 94 hoodie, green shorts, blue sneakers and had a blue backpack.
BURGLARY, 06/17/13, 800 block of N. Quincy Street. Between 4 pm on June 13 and 9 am on June 17, an unknown subject(s) entered a business and stole a 40″ Vizio television. There is no suspect(s) description.
BURGLARY, 06/17/13, 900 block of N. Pollard Street. Between 2 pm on June 15 and 3:40 pm on June 17, an unknown subject(s) broke into a storage unit and stole various items. There is no suspect(s) description.
BURGLARY, 06/17/13, 1500 block of N. 16th Road. Between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm on June 17, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole a television and iPhone 4. There is no suspect(s) description.
BURGLARY, 06/18/13, 400 block of N. Park Street. At 1 pm on June 18, a homeowner noticed her jewelry and cash were missing from her residence. She believes the items were stolen sometime between April and June. There is no suspect(s) description.
06/14/13, SC FBA278, 2009 Mini Cooper, Green
2000 block of S. Eads Street
06/15/13, VA ZK1660, 1999 Honda Accord, Grey
300 block of N. Quebec Street
**NOTE: These are reported crimes for the week in question. This is not a definitive list of criminal activity and is subject to change upon investigation