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Arlington police on hunt in multiple recent robbery incidents

Crystal City, Pentagon City among locations of incidents

Arlington police have had their hands full with a number of recent robbery cases.

• On May 23 at 12:07 p.m., a man was walking in a parking garage in the 2300 block of Crystal Drive when he observed a man looking into his parked vehicle, Arlington police said.

A dispute ensued, during which the suspect assaulted the victim and stole his phone, police said. The suspect then assaulted a second victim as he was fleeing the scene on foot, police said.

The first victim was treated on scene by medics; the second victim did not require treatment.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6'4", 230 pounds.

• On May 23 at 1:14 p.m., two juveniles attempted to exit a business in the 1400 block of South Hayes Street without paying for merchandise, Arlington police said.

According to police, one suspect assaulted staff as they attempted to recover the merchandise before the two suspects fled the scene with other juveniles into the Metro system.

One victim sustained minor injuries but declined medical attention, police said.

The suspects are described as a black males, wearing black clothing and masks.

• On May 23 at 5:13 p.m., a man entered a business in the 3400 block of Washington Boulevard, collected merchandise in a cart and left the business without paying, Arlington police said.

When confronted in the parking lot by an employee, the suspect threatened the victim with a hammer, police said. The suspect then left the cart full of merchandise with the employee and fled the scene on foot. No injuries were reported. 

Responding officers conducted a canvass of the area yielding negative results. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’5"-5’7", wearing black clothing and having black dreadlocks.