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Police: Juvenile Suspect With Gun Tried to Rob Man Along Pike

A boy under the age of 18 has been arrested and charged with brandishing a gun and trying to rob a man along Columbia Pike.

The incident happened in broad daylight, just after noon this past Friday, according to an Arlington County Police Department crime report.

Police say a man was walking down the street near the intersection of the Pike and S. Four Mile Run Drive when two suspects approached and tried to rob him. He yelled for help and the suspects ran off, but police apprehended two people matching their description.

More from an ACPD crime report:

BRANDISHING, 2018-06290101, S. Four Mile Run Drive at Columbia Pike. At approximately 12:21 p.m. on June 29, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was walking in the area when he approached two suspects on foot. During the verbal exchange, one of the suspects brandished a firearm and demanded the victim’s property. The victim yelled for help and the suspects fled on foot. The victim was not injured and nothing was reported stolen. A lookout was broadcast for the two suspects based upon the description provided by a witness and arriving units located the two suspects nearby. Petitions for Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile, Brandishing a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Possession of Marijuana were obtained for the juvenile suspect. The investigation into the involvement of the second suspect is ongoing.

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