(Updated on 4/12/22) A man and two juveniles were taken into custody today after a robbery and a carjacking in Arlington, and a car chase on I-395.
The crime spree started around 1 a.m. Sunday, for a reported robbery and attempted carjacking near the Westin hotel in Ballston.
“At approximately 1:00 a.m. on April 10, police were dispatched to the 800 block of N. Glebe Road for the report of a robbery by force,” Arlington County Police Department spokeswoman Ashley Savage tells ARLnow. “The victim was inside his parked vehicle when the three unknown suspects approached. The suspects opened the vehicle’s doors, struck the [victim] and stole his wallet and credit cards. When the victim exited the vehicle, the suspects entered and attempted to steal the vehicle, however, it had become immobilized.”
“The suspects then fled the scene on foot,” Savage added. “The victim declined medical attention.”
Just a few minutes later, a block or so away from the original crime scene, the same three suspects carjacked two people inside a parked car.
“At approximately 1:03 a.m. on April 10, police were dispatched to N. Vermont Street at N. Tazewell Street for the report of a stolen vehicle,” Savage said. “Upon arrival, it was determined that the two victims were inside their parked vehicle when the three suspects approached, opened the driver’s door and demanded the victims exit. The suspects then fled the scene in the stolen vehicle.”
CARJACKING AND ROBBERY— Arlington police received a call for a robbery by three males at the Westin at 801 North Glebe Rd. Then a carjacking was reported across the street at North Vermont and North Tazewell Sts. Taken was a white 2017 Kia Forte. Happened ~ 1 a.m. @ARLnowDOTcom pic.twitter.com/LnuL8cxLP5
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) April 10, 2022
Three hours after that, Virginia State Police spotted the stolen vehicle on I-395 in Fairfax County and started to chase it.
“At approximately 4:00 a.m., officers were notified that Virginia State Police had initiated a pursuit of the vehicle on I-395 in Fairfax County,” said Savage. “Arlington officers joined the pursuit once it entered Arlington County. The driver disregarded all commands to stop and fled into Washington D.C.”
The chase was caught on camera by public safety watchdog Dave Statter, from his perch in Pentagon City.
WATCH: 4am chase on I-395N of a Kia reported carjacked 3 hrs earlier in #Arlington. @VSPPIO & @ArlingtonVaPD went into DC for this until losing it nr Wheeler & Mississippi SE. @ARLnowDOTcom @wtop @CordellTraffic @RealTimeNews10 @HCBright10 @RSprouseNews #police #carjacking #crime pic.twitter.com/QJR7RpGPBQ
— Dave Statter (@STATter911) April 10, 2022
The suspects were eventually able to elude police, but the carjacked vehicle was spotted again by D.C. police later Sunday morning.
According to multiple reports, three suspects were taken into custody after the vehicle crashed, following a chase through parts of D.C. and Prince George’s County. The reports also suggest that two other people were in the car at the time of the crash.
Savage confirmed that one adult suspect is facing multiple charges, while “petitions… are pending” for two juvenile suspects.
“The Metropolitan Police Department later located the stolen vehicle and detained the vehicle’s occupants,” Savage said. “As a result of the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the adult suspect for Conspiracy to commit carjacking (x2), Carjacking (x2) and Robbery.”
The man was later identified by police as 21-year-old Laysohn Jones of Suitland, Maryland.
The carjacking that happened this past Wednesday morning involved three suspects and took place near N. Glebe Road, just south of Ballston, in the Buckingham neighborhood.
— killmoenews (@Killmoenews1) April 10, 2022
UPDATE: Confirmed in custody is 3 males and 2 females unknown ages for occupying a carjacked vehicle.
— DC REALTIME NEWS (@RealTimeNews10) April 10, 2022
PG / DC Armed Carjacking pursuit ends in crash at Pennsylvania Ave & Southern Ave SE. Car taken in Arlington. DC Falcon helicopter found and followed suspects which ended up in a chase in PG. two transported with minor injuries. Multiple suspects likely juveniles. #wusa9 #PG #DC pic.twitter.com/fVHxYjwmKH
— Kurt Brooks (@KurtBrooksWUSA) April 10, 2022
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