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Crime Report: The Gift Shop That Keeps Giving to an Armed Robber

by ARLnow.com December 12, 2014 at 11:00 am 2,823 0

Arlington police carLast week, a gift shop in Ballston was robbed twice in as many days by the same guy.

A man stole $450 at knifepoint on Wednesday, Dec. 3, then came back the next day and stole $400 at gunpoint, according to police.

From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ARMED ROBBERY, 141203034, 900 block of N Stafford St, On 12/3/14 at 1501 hours, an unknown male entered the store and demanded money from the victim at knife point. The suspect was given $450.00 from the cash register then fled on foot towards the Ballston Metro. The victim confirmed this was the same suspect who robbed this store several weeks ago. The suspect is described as as black male, 5’08”-5’10”, medium build, 170 lbs, wearing a black coat with leather sleeves, black pants, a black beanie, a tan hoodie pulled halfway over the beanie, and black shoes with white soles. The knife is described as a large kitchen knife, 8-10″ in length with a black handle and silver blade. The suspect was seen entering the Metro platform through the handicap gate without paying and jumping on a train just prior to police arrival.

ARMED ROBBERY,141204049, 900 block of N Stafford St, On 12/4/14 at 2020 hours, an unknown male entered and robbed the gift shop at gunpoint. After the clerk gave the subject $400.00, the subject fled on foot towards the Ballston Metro. The subject is described as a black male, 5’08”-5’10”, medium build, a tan hoodie underneath a black leather coat, blue jeans, black beanie, and black shoes with white soles. The gun was held in the subject’s right hand. It is believed this is the same subject that robbed the store yesterday at knife point.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

SEXUAL ASSSAULT, 141203030, Unit block of S Carlin Springs Rd., On 12/2/14 at 0200 hours, a female victim told police that the suspect insisted the victim “kiss” him and blocked her passage. Becoming increasingly concerned, the victim attempted to kiss the suspect on the cheek to placate him when the suspect grabbed the victim’s head and forcing a mouth-to-mouth kiss. As the victim was leaving, she was chased by the suspect who grabbed her by the arms before she could enter her vehicle. The suspect then forced one of her hands onto his crotch. The victim was able to break free and drive away.

BURGLARY, 141203039, 1900 block of S Lowell St, Sometime between 0700 and 1630 hours on 12/4/14, the victim returned home from work to discover that her home had been entered by subject(s), unknown to her, through a swing-out basement window and stole approximately 50 pairs of earrings and costume jewelry. There is no suspect information at this time.

BURGLARY141205016, 3800 block of Fairfax Dr, Sometime between 16221 hours on 12/4/14 and 0836 hours on 12/5/14, unknown subjects entered the office and stole 4 laptops. Employees told police they ensured the doors they left through the prior evening was locked. There is no suspect information at this time.

BURGLARY141205033, 800 block of 15th St S., On 12/5/14 between 1230 and 1430 hours, an unknown subject entered the apartment and stole a backpack, electronic items, and cash. One of the victims, who was home, told police he was asleep and did not hear anything. There is no suspect information at this time.

ROBBERY141205062, 5100 block of Wilson Blvd, On 12/5/14 between 2036 and 2039 hours, an unknown subject entered the store and left with $500 worth of meat without paying. When an employee attempted to stop the subject outside the store, the subject punched him in the arm, yelled at him, the fled the scene west on Wilson Blvd. The subject is described as a clean shaven black male, in his 40’s, 5’09”, 220 lbs, wearing a black knit cap, black leather jacket, grey sweatshirt, black jeans, and white/black sneakers. The store employee was not injured.

ARMED ROBBERY141205067, 2700 block of Washington Blvd, On 12/5/14 at 2140 hours an unknown subject entered the gas station and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint and punched him in the face several times. The subject grabbed the money provided by the clerk along with a few packs of Newport cigarettes and fled the scene on foot. The subject is described as a unknown race male, 5’06”-5’07” wearing a light colored jacket, black mask and gloves, a light colored baseball hat.

SEXUAL ASSAULT, 141206004, 1200 block of Ft Myer Dr, Sometime between 2230 hours on 12/4/14 and 0400 hours on 12/5/14, a female victim told police that she believed she had been raped. The victim stated she visited a friend for a few drinks and believes that she blacked out after moving to an upstairs room. After she awoke, she found evidence of sexual activity and did not recall having given consent. The victim, who does not wish to prosecute, was examined at the hospital and was admitted for an unrelated issue.

ROBBERY141206044, 4100 block of Wilson Blvd, On 12/6/14 between 1208 and 1213 hours, a lone unknown subject entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding cash and threatening to shoot if the the teller alerted anyone. The teller passed the money to the subject who fled on foot exiting the Wilson Blvd side of the bank. The subject is described as a clean shaven black male, mid 20’s to 30’s, approximately 5’08”, wearing a white knit hat, puffy down jacket with a sweatshirt underneath, black and white sneakers, and red and white headphones around his neck.

ASSAULT ON POLICE/PROBATION VIOLATION/OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE/TRESPASS/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY,141208001/002, 5000 block of Columbia Pk, On 12/7/14 at 2335 hours, an intoxicated and disorderly male subject who refused to leave the business struck an officer during an initial encounter and resisted arrest. The subject also damaged the merchandise he was holding during his assault on the officer. Another officer arrived on scene and assisted in making the arrest. The subject received treatment at the hospital, where he then assaulted another police officer attempting to photograph his injuries. He was ultimately transported to booking. One officer sustained a minor injury.

BURGLARY, 141208007, 2500 block of Columbia Pike, The victim/proprietor told police his reataurant was burglarized sometime between 0400 hours on 12/7/14 and 0815 hours on 12/8/14. Numerous items were thrown on the floor and money was stolen from the cash register. There is no security footage from inside the restaurant or from nearby establishments. The investigation is ongoing.

POLICE INFORMATION/PETIT LARCENY/ATTEMPT LARCENY (SERIES),141208038/040/041/046/047/061, 1100 Blk N Randolph St, 1100 Blk N Vermont St, 4100 Blk Washington Blvd, 4400 Blk Washington Blvd, Sometime between 1430 and 1547 hours on 12/8/14, several packages, belonging to these addresses, were found to have been opened and tossed into nearby bushes. A witness told police he observed a subject walking around in a narrow walkway typically used by residents only. The witness initiated contact with the subject who provided vague answers then left the area quickly. The subject is described as a black male, early 20’s, 6’01”, thin build, wearing a dark colored winter hat with a thin white line around the top, and carrying a large black or blue duffel bag.

BURGLARY, 141209035, 6900 block of Fairfax Dr., Sometime between 0815 hours and 1750 hours on 12/9/14, unknown subject(s) entered the victim’s apartment and stole various electronics and a fireproof safe. The victims called police after they observed a front window had been pried open. There is no suspect information at this time.

STOLEN VEHICLES

None

12/3/14

CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR/OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE/DIP, 141203001, 5200 block of 8th Rd S
GRAND LARCENY, 141203005, 2800 block of S Potomac St
MISSING ADULT, 141203008, 3700 block of Lee Hwy
DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 1200 block of S Courthouse Rd
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141203019, 1700 block of Arlington Blvd
ASSAULT AND BATTERY/DIP, 141203020, 2500 block of 20th Rd N
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141203023, 900 block of N Oakland St
GRAND LARCENY, 141203027, 1500 block of S Fern St
ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141203032, 600 block of S Monroe St
LARCENY, 141203033, 600 block of S Carlin Springs RD
FRAUD, 141203047, 500 block of N Norwood St
PETIT LARCENY, 141203048, 1200 block of S Hayes St
PETIT LARCENY, 141203049, 1100 block of S Hayes St
PETIT LARCENY, 141203053, 1200 block of S Hayes St
ASSAULT, 141203056, 2300 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/DRIVE SUSPENDED, 141203057, 900 block of I 395 N
MISSING ADULT, 141203058, 2100 block of Westmoreland St

12/4/14

FAIL TO ID/CURSE AND ABUSE, 141204015, 5000 block of Columbia Pike
MISSING PERSON, 141204016, 300 block of S Fillmore St
CREDIT CARD THEFT, 141204021, 2700 block of S Randolph St
POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY/FALSE ID TO AVOID PROSECUTION, 141204026, 6500 block of 22nd St N
PETIT LARCENY, 141204030, 5600 block of Lee Hwy
POSSESSION OF HEROIN, 141204031, 4600 block of S Four Mile Run
GRAND LARCENY, 141204042, 1100 block of S Hayes St
MISDEMEANOR FRAUD, 141204046, 1100 block of S Hayes St
GRAND LARCENY, 141204047, 1100 block of S Hayes St

12/5/14

PETIT LARCENY, 141205009, 2500 block of Lee Hwy
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141205012, 1900 block of N Lynn St
FRAUD, 141205026, 2500 block of Columbia Pike
PETIT LARCENY, 141205028, 200 block of S Carlin Springs Rd
GRAND LARCENY, 141205029, 1200 block of S Hayes St
COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY, 141205030, 1200 block of S Hayes St
GRAND LARCENY, 141205031, 1700 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy
PETIT LARCENY, 141205037, 1100 block of S Hayes St
COUNTERFEIT REGISTRATION/COUNTERFEIT TAG, 141205042, 1300 block of N Glebe Rd
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/DWI, 141205044, 2000 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy
PETIT LARCENY, 141205046, 4900 block of Columbia Pike
MISSING JUVENILE, 141205052, 800 block of N Wakefield St
GRAND LARCENY, 141205055, 1100 block of S Hayes St
GRAND LARCENY, 141205058, 1400 block of S Hayes St
DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141205059, 3700 block of Columbia Pike
GRAND LARCENY (TIRE THEFT), 141205071, 1900 block of N Van Buren St

12/6/14

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 141206003, 1600 block of N George Mason Dr
LOUD CONSTRUCTION, 141206024, 1100 block of 19th St N
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141206033, 3100 block of 7th St S
GRAFFITTI, 141206034, 4600 block of S Four Mile Run
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141206039, 2700 block of Washington Blvd
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141206046, 300 block of N Garfield St
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141206047, 4300 block of Lee Hwy
EMBEZZLEMENT, 141206053, 1100 block of S Hayes St
RUNAWAY JUVENILE, 141206056, 200 block of N Glebe Rd
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141206058, 2300 block of S Fern St
PETIT LARCENY, 141206063, 2800 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy
DOMESTIC DISPUTE, 141206064, 800 block of N Barton St

12/7/14

TRESPASSING, 141207001, 1200 block of S Hayes St
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, 141207003, 900 block of N Stafford St
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141207020, 1600 block of S Joyce St
GRAND LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141207021, 5100 block of 11th St S
FRAUD, 141207026, 4400 block of 31st St S
DEFRAUDING A RESTAURANT, 141207028, 500 block of 23rd St S
GRAND LARCENY/IDENTITY THEFT, 141207029, 2700 block of Clarendon Blvd
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141207031, 1200 block of N Garfield St
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141207032, 1200 block of N Garfield St
PWID: MARIJUANA >1/2 OUNCE, 141207033, 500 block of I 395 S
FELONY LARCENY FROM PERSON, 141207039, 5100 block of Columbia Pike

12/8/14

PETIT LARCENY, 141208012, 3600 block of Columbia Pike
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141208014, 1900 block of S Hayes St
SCHOOL DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 141208015, 1300 block of N Stafford St
ATTEMPTED LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141208017, 3500 block of S Stafford St
FRAUD, 141208021, 2200 block of S Shirlington Rd
ASSAULT/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141208000 block of, 2700 Clarendon Blvd
THREATS/ATTEMPT FRAUD, 141208031, 4400 block of Wilson Blvd
GRAND LARCENY, 141208035, 1300 block of S Dinwiddie St
PETIT LARCENY, 141208036, 2900 block of S Glebe Rd
GRAND LARCENY, 141208044, 2000 block of S Eads St
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2000 block of Clarendon Blvd
GRAND LARCENY, 141208052, 2100 block of Columbia Pike
LARCENY FROM AUTO, 141208057, 1100 block of S Thomas St

12/9/14

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 141209016, 1100 block of S Hayes St
GRAND LARCENY, 141209018, 1000 block of S Hayes St
PETIT LARCENY, 141209026, 2000 block of N Glebe Rd
TAMPERING WITH AUTO, 141209032, 1500 block of S Joyce St
GRAND LARCENY/DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 141209037, 1100 block of S Hayes St
CREDIT CARD FRAUD, 141209038, 3800 block of Fairfax Dr
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 141209039, 7100 block of Blk I-66 W
PETIT LARCENY – SHOPLIFTING, 141209040, 1200 block of S Hayes St
SEXUAL HARRASSMENT, 141209042, 1500 block of Columbia Pike
PETIT LARCENY, 141209043, 4900 block of Columbia Pike
GRAND LARCENY, 141209047, 1100 block of N Irving St

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