Crime Report: May 17, 2019

Published on May 17, 2019

This report is published every weekday, except County holidays. The information in each report covers significant criminal incidents generally from the day before; reports published on Monday cover the preceding Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some incidents may appear a day or two after the occurrence.

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ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 2019-05160286, 1600 block of S. Joyce Street. At approximately 22:38 p.m. on May 16, police were dispatched to the report of an attempted armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was walking in the area, when an unknown suspect emerged from the bushes and approached him from behind. The suspect allegedly brandished a knife and attempted to grab the victim's backpack. The victim yelled and was able to pull away from the suspect, who fled prior to police arrival. The victim was not injured and nothing was reported stolen. While on scene investigating, an officer on routine patrol in the area was flagged down for assistance by an individual matching the suspect description. The suspect was subsequently positively identified. Obaid Sabori, 30, of Alexandria, Va., was arrested and charged with Attempted Robbery.

EMBEZZLEMENT, 2019-05150139, 1400 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2019-05150153, 200 block of S. Carlin Springs Road

LARCENY, 2019-05160111, 2100 block of 15th Street N.

VEHICLE TAMPERING, 2019-05160112, 5000 block of 14th Street N.

FRAUD — PRESCRIPTION, 2019-05160118, 5100 block of Lee Highway

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 2019-05160164, 2600 block of Shirlington Road

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2019-05160248, 500 block of 15th Street S.