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Crime Report: Used Car Haggling Goes Awry

Police car lightsA disagreement between a used car dealership employee and a customer turned heated last week.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon at a used car lot on Lee Highway, near Lyon Village.

Police say the customer eventually pulled a knife on the employee and “stole the keys to the vehicles on the lot.”

From an Arlington County Police Department crime report:

ROBBERY, 161015016, 2500 block of N. Lee Highway. At approximately 12:19 p.m. on October 15, officers responded to the report of male subject arguing with an employee over the sale of a vehicle. Upon investigation, it was determined that a male subject entered a business and following the verbal altercation, stole the keys to the vehicles on the lot. An employee confronted the subject and the subject pulled out a knife and charged at the employee. The employee was not injured and subject then fled the scene. Warrants were obtained for robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. The investigation is ongoing.

The rest of the past week’s crime report highlights, including some that we’ve already reported, after the jump.

OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, 161017019, 4900 block of S. Columbia Pike. At approximately 1:00 p.m. on October 17, an officer working stationary traffic enforcement at the intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Columbus Street was summoned by an employee of the 7/11. As the employee attempted to speak with the officer, a male subject intervened and became combative with the officer. The officer attempted to detain the subject in order to conduct the investigation but the subject refused to follow the officer’s lawful commands and resisted arrest. The officer deployed his taser and the subject was taken into custody. The investigation revealed that two male subjects had entered the 7/11 and attempted to conceal items without paying. When confronted by an employee, the subjects threw items at the store employee as they attempted to flee. Miguel Diaz, 21, of Alexandria VA was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice, concealing merchandise, assault and battery and failure to identify. He was held on no bond. Jamal Hall, 20, of Arlington VA was arrested and charged with concealing merchandise. He was released on a $2500 unsecured bond.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (series), 161018005, 5500 block of N. 15th Street. Between 11:00 p.m. on October 17 and 5:50 a.m. on October 18, an unknown subject(s) entered 26 unlocked vehicles and stole numerous items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

GRAND LARCENY FROM AUTO x2/LARCENY FROM AUTO x10, 161016024, 6200 block of N. 28thStreet. Between 10:15 p.m. on October 15 and 8:00 a.m. on October 16, an unknown subject(s) entered several unlocked vehicles and stole various items of value. Two vehicles with keys inside were reported stolen. There is no suspect(s) description.

10/16/16, TN S9446Y, 2002 Toyota 4Runner, Silver
6200 block of N. 28th Street

10/16/16, VA 672955, 2006 Lexus, White
1100 block of N. Inglewood Street

ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 161012030, 1400 block of S. Columbia Pike. At approximately 1:00 p.m. on October 12, two unknown male subjects approached a male victim from behind and brandished a knife. The suspects fled the scene on foot and the victim suffered no injuries. There is no suspect descriptions. Investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 161012019, 1900 block of N. Calvert Street. Between 11:45 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. on October 10, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole numerous items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

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