Police: Multiple armed suspects stole teen’s bag in Pentagon City

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A group of 5-6 suspects, three of whom were armed, robbed a teen of his bag Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened just before 5 p.m. on the 1100 block of S. Hayes Street, the same block as the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall.

“Upon arrival, it was determined a group of approximately 5-6 suspects allegedly approached juvenile Victim One, demanded his bag and displayed a firearm,” Arlington County police said in a crime report. “The victim refused and left the scene on foot. A short time later, the suspects reapproached and stole the bag. Juvenile Victim Two, who was part of the same group as Victim One, then attempted to confront the suspects, during which three of the suspects displayed firearms.”

“The victim was able to safely leave the area and no injuries were reported,” the crime report continues. “Responding officers searched the area, located the adult male suspect and the juvenile male suspect and took them into custody without incident. During the course of the investigation, the juvenile suspect provided false identifying information, however officers were subsequently able to properly identify him.”

The adult suspect, an 18-year-old Maryland resident, was charged with “Robbery, Attempted Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony (x2), and Trespassing,” according to ACPD.

“The investigation into the identities of the additional suspects is ongoing,” the police department said.

Also in the crime report late last week was an alleged assault of a girl by two other girls. That incident happened around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, near Wakefield High School.

From ACPD:

ASSAULT BY MOB (Late), 2022-10200086, 1300 block of S. Dinwiddie Street. At approximately 10:30 a.m. on October 20, police were dispatched to the late report of an assault. Upon arrival, it was determined at approximately 1:00 p.m. on October 19, the female juvenile victim was walking in the area with another individual when she observed the two known juvenile female suspects. The two suspects allegedly struck the victim multiple times and made threatening statements before fleeing the scene. The victim sustained minor injuries and declined the treatment of medics. The investigation is ongoing.

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