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Crime Report: Store Employees Threatened with Bottle, Robbed

A man threatened employees in a Pentagon City store on Wednesday before taking off with cash.

Police were called to the store in the 1500 block of S. Fern Street just before 8:30 p.m. for a report of a disorderly person inside. Upon arriving, they learned that the suspect became angry after a verbal dispute, then threatened employees with a bottle and demanded money.

The suspect reportedly stole cash from the register and other items before taking off. Police were unable to find him.

More from this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report:

ROBBERY, 2018-05010255, 1500 block of S. Fern Street. At approximately 8:23 p.m. on May 1, police were dispatched to the report of a disorderly subject inside a business. Upon arrival, it was determined that following a verbal dispute, the suspect became irate, threatened the employees with a bottle and demanded money. The suspect then went behind the counter and stole cash from the cash register and other items of value. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. A lookout was broadcast and arriving officers canvased the area with negative results. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, approximately 5’4″ and 145 lbs, with a thin build and short black dread locks, wearing a black, red and white baseball hat, a white hooded sweatshirt with dark writing on it, and acid washed light blue jeans.

More highlights from this week’s crime report, including some that we’ve already reported, after the jump.

DISCHARGE FIREARM INTO OCCUPIED BUILDING, 2018-04270013, 3900 block of Fairfax Drive. At approximately 12:51 a.m. on April 27, police were dispatched to the report of suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim heard a loud noise inside of their residence and subsequently located a small hole in an interior wall and a metallic object. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that while cleaning their firearm, the suspect allegedly discharged the weapon from inside of a neighboring apartment, resulting in the damage to the victim’s residence. Alexander Kreitler, 28, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Building.

BURGLARY, 2018-04280061, 400 block of Army Navy Drive. At approximately 5:50 a.m. on April 28, police were dispatched to the report of a commercial burglary in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a construction site and stole numerous items of value before fleeing the scene in a van. There is no suspect(s) description. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model U-Haul 9-Foot Ford Transit Van with Arizona license plates partially covered with tape. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2018-04260040, 700 block of N. George Mason Drive. Between April 14 and April 20, an unknown suspect entered the basement of a residence and stole an item of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2018-04260180, 2000 block of N. Vermont Street. At approximately 6:49 p.m. on April 26, police responded to the late report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect entered an unlocked apartment and stole personal property belonging to the resident. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

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