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Crime Report: Man With Knife Robs Lee Highway Business

A man with a knife robbed a business on Lee Highway last night.

The man fled with cash stolen from the business on the 5500 block of Lee Highway, according to the latest Arlington County Police Department crime report. That block is home to two banks, a waxing studio, a restaurant and other businesses.

Despite snow on the ground, the suspect was able to leave the area before police were able to track him down.

More from ACPD:

ROBBERY (late), 2018-03210100, 5500 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 9:04 p.m. on March 21, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 8:35 p.m., an unknown male suspect entered a business, brandished a knife and demanded cash from an employee. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’1″, in his 60’s, with shoulder length hair, wearing a white full length jacket with a hood, blue jeans and sneakers. No injuries were reported. Arriving officers canvased the area and a K9 track yielded negative results.  The investigation is ongoing.

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

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UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2018-03200172, 1700 block of 16th Street N. At approximately 4:45 p.m. on March 20, police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious subject. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male suspect entered an occupied apartment and fled after being confronted by a resident. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect had also entered a second apartment in the building. Police broadcast a lookout based upon the suspect description provided by the victim and arriving officers located the suspect nearby. Nothing was reported missing from either of the apartments. Matthew Howard, 29, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry (x2). He was held on no bond.

ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY, 2018-03180097, 3100 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 5:08 a.m. on March 18, police were dispatched to the report of an attempted armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male suspect entered a business brandishing a firearm and demanded everyone to the back of the business. A patron physically challenged the suspect causing the suspect to exit the business. The suspect immediately re-entered the business brandishing the firearm. Once confronted again by the patron, the suspect fled the scene on foot. Arriving officers canvased the area and a K9 track yielded negative results. No injuries were reported. The suspect is described as a black male, 20-30 years old, approximately 6’0, wearing a black winter jacket with a fur hood. The investigation is ongoing.

SEXUAL BATTERY (late), 2018-03180239, Custis Trail at N. Kensington Street. At approximately 7:37 p.m. on March 18, police were dispatched to the report of a late assault. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 7 p.m., while the female victim was running on the trail, an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and struck her on the buttocks. The victim turned around and saw the suspect fleeing on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 years old, wearing a black hat and black shirt. The investigation is ongoing.

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