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Crime Report: Robbers Force Victim into Car in Buckingham

by ARLnow.com October 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

Arlington County Police are investigating an unusual robbery in the Buckingham neighborhood.

A man called them early Monday to report that he had been robbed the night before. The alleged robbery happened as the man was arriving home along 4th Street N. around 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

The victim told police that two men approached him, forced him back into his car and had him drive them a short distance before robbing him of valuables and fleeing the scene, about an hour after the initial encounter.

“The investigation is ongoing,” police said in a crime report, below.

ROBBERY (late), 2017-10160006, 4300 block of 4th Street N. At approximately 12:32 a.m. on October 16, police responded to the late report of a robbery and abduction. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male victim was arriving home at approximately 2:45 a.m. on October 15 when he was approached by two male suspects. The suspects implied they had a weapon, forced him to his parked vehicle and had him drive a short distance. The suspects rummaged through the vehicle, stole the victim’s possessions and items of value and fled the area on foot between 3:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. The victim was uninjured. The suspects are described a male with medium skin tone, round glasses, a short buzz cut and dark, casual clothing and a male with dark skin tone, acne, a graphic black t-shirt, ripped jeans and short dreads. The investigation is ongoing.

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

BURGLARY, 2017-10160030, 2300 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 4:26 a.m. on October 16, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival it was determined that between 4:00 p.m. on October 14 and 4:00 a.m. on October 16, an unknown suspect forced entry into several offices on site and stole items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM, 2017-10130034, 2400 block of S. Glebe Road. At approximately 2:45 a.m. on October 13, police were dispatched to the report of a male suspect discharging a firearm. An arriving officer observed the suspect discard the firearm and attempt to flee the area on foot. A foot pursuit was initiated and after the suspect disregarded officer commands, a Taser was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody. No injuries were reported from the discharge of the firearm. Keith Murphy, 27, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm and credit card theft. The investigation is ongoing.

RECKLESS HANDLING OF A FIREARM, 2017-10150253, 4th Street N. and N. Thomas Street. At approximately 11:37 p.m. on October 15, an officer on foot patrol observed an assault in progress. When confronted by the officer, the suspect attempted to flee the scene on foot. The suspect discarded a firearm just prior to being taken into custody by the officer. Juan Jose Cabrera Hernandez, 21, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with Reckless Handing of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Assault & Battery, and Criminal Street Gang Participation. He was held on no bond.

ROBBERY, 2017-10130048, 1500 block of 12th Street N. At approximately 6:53 a.m. on October 13, police were dispatched to the report of a late robbery by force. Upon arrival it was determined that a male victim was walking in the area when he was hit on the back of the head and his personal belongings were stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-10130104, 6200 block of Williamsburg Boulevard. At approximately 11:11 a.m. on October 13, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 8:20 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on October 13 an unknown suspect gained entry to a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

SEX OFFENSE, 2017-10130223, 900 block of S. Buchanan Street. At approximately 6:03 p.m. on October 13, police were dispatched to the report of a male masturbating in public. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown male suspect was observed masturbating behind a tree while watching children playing. The suspect fled on foot when approached by an adult in the area. The suspect is described as a dark male in his 40’s wearing a navy blue hoodie, light washed jeans and a brown hat. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-10120125, 5200 block of 7th Street S. Between 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on October 12, an unknown suspect entered a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, 2017-10110052, 100 block of N. Edgewood Street. Between 3:15 p.m. on October 7 and 12:45 p.m. on October 8, an unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into an unoccupied residence but was unsuccessful. Nothing was reported stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE) WITH APPREHENSION (series), 2017-10080238/226, 2800 block of S. Lang Street, At approximately 10:40 p.m. on October 8, police were dispatched to the report of a tampering with vehicle/destruction of property. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male victim was inside his home when he heard a loud pop. The victim went outside and noticed his car window was smashed. A witness reported two suspects fleeing the scene. Police canvased the area and located two juvenile suspects matching the witness description. Two additional vehicles were located during the canvas with smashed windows and items inside the vehicles displaced. Petitions were sought for the juvenile suspects.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2017-10110250, 4100 block of 3rd Road N. At approximately 7:56 p.m. on October 11, police were dispatched to the report of an assault. Upon arrival it was determined that following a dispute between known individuals, the suspect produced a knife causing a laceration to the victim’s hand. The victim was transported to Virginia Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. Selvin Ortega, 20, of Arlington VA was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, possession of marijuana and gang participation.

ARMED ROBBERY (late), 2017-10110178, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road. At approximately 3:46 p.m. on October 11, police were dispatched to the late report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival it was determined that at approximately 1:30 p.m., the victim was speaking with a known suspect when the suspect brandished a firearm and demanded the victim’s money. The suspect fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20’s, approximately 6’2″ tall and weighing 145lbs. The investigation is ongoing.

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