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Crime Report: Pair Surprised to Learn Used Car They Bought Was Stolen

Two people who bought a used car and went to register it at county government headquarters this past Friday received some very bad news.

Police were dispatched to 2100 Clarendon Blvd on Friday afternoon for a report of someone trying to register a stolen vehicle.

Upon questioning the person, it turns out that the pair had apparently bought the used car not realizing it was “hot.”

Police are now looking for the man who reportedly sold the stolen car. More from this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report:

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2017-10270211, 2100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 4:02 p.m. on October 27, police were dispatched to the report of an individual attempting to register a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, it was determined that two individuals purchased a used vehicle and while attempting to register it, discovered the vehicle to be reported stolen out of Virginia. The seller is reported to be a black male, approximately 5’8, 160 pounds and between 27 and 33 years old. The investigation is ongoing.

The rest of this past week’s crime report highlights, after the jump.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 2017-10310080, 1300 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 9:51 a.m. on October 31, police were dispatched to the report of an attempted strong arm robbery. Upon arrival it was determined that a known male suspect approached the victim in a park and demanded money. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground and attempted to grab the money from his hand. A witness yelled at the suspect, who then fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’10 and skinny, with shoulder-length blonde hair, blue eyes and a tattoo on the right side of his neck. The suspect was wearing dark, baggy pants and a hat. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2017-10270128, 2300 block of N. Quincy Street. At approximately 10:52 a.m. on October 27, police were dispatched to the late report of a larceny. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect entered an unoccupied residence and an unlocked vehicle overnight, moved items around and stole items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 2017-10270185, N. Pollard Street at 9th Street N. At approximately 2:53 p.m. on October 27, police were dispatched to the report of an attempted robbery. Upon arrival it was determined that a male victim was calling the police to report a suspicious person soliciting in the area when the same individual approached the victim, grabbed his wrist and attempted to steal his cell phone. The suspect then fled the area on foot. The victim was uninjured. The suspect is described as a black male, about 18 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a black backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

ATTEMPTED BREAKING & ENTERING (late), 2017-10290142, 5100 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 2:21 p.m. on October 29, police were dispatched to the late report of vandalism. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 9:30 p.m. on October 28 and 11:30 a.m. on October 29, an unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry to a business unsuccessfully. Nothing was reported missing. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY (late), 2017-10260064, 4300 block of 4th Street N. At approximately 8:54 a.m. on October 26, police were dispatched to the late report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that on October 25 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a male victim was walking in the area when he was approached by an unknown male suspect. The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet and assaulted him before fleeing the area with the wallet. The suspect is described as a young, black male with short hair. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-10260112, 3500 block of N. Pocomoke Street. At approximately 11:41 a.m. on October 26, police were dispatched to the report of a breaking and entering just discovered. Upon arrival it was determined that between 9:05 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. on October 26, an unknown suspect forced entry to a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-10260166, 3400 block of N. Emerson Street. At approximately 2:43 p.m. on October 26, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 1:30 p.m. on October 3 and 2:31 p.m. on October 26 an unknown suspect forced entry to a residence. It is unknown at this time if anything was stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2017-10250005, 300 block of N. Oxford Street. At approximately 12:10 a.m. on October 25, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male victim was walking his dog when he observed an unknown male suspect enter his residence. The victim confronted the suspect and a physical altercation ensued. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. Officers canvased the area and located the suspect based upon the description provided by the victim. Michael Bowles, 58, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry, Assault and Battery and Trespassing. He was held on no bond.

BURGLARY, 2017-10250227, 4800 block of Old Dominion Drive. At approximately 6:54 p.m. on October 25, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 9:20 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. on October 25, an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

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