Crime Report: August 18, 2020

Published on August 18, 2020

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ROBBERY, 2020-08170029, 1500 block of Crystal Drive. At approximately 3:49 a.m. on August 17, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was using her phone while walking in the area when the suspect approached her from behind, bear hugged her and demanded her cell phone. The victim declined to give the suspect her phone, at which point the suspect produced a firearm and again demanded the phone unsuccessfully. A second suspect appeared and began to yell, while a brief struggle ensued between the victim and Suspect One. During the struggle, the victim was dragged briefly as Suspect One stole her bag. The suspects then fled on foot prior to police arrival. The victim was not injured. Suspect One is described as a Black female, 20-25 years old, 5'4"-5'6", 140-150 lbs., with black hair in a bun, a black face mask, dark hoodie, and long pants. Suspect Two is described as a Black male, age 20-25, 5'10"-6'0", 160-170 lbs., with short, black, curly hair, a black face mask, dark hoodie, and long pants. The investigation is ongoing.

FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, 2020-08170041, 1900 block of Fort Myer Drive

GRAFFITI, 2020-08170050, Lorcom Lane at Old Dominion Drive

LARCENY, 2020-08170079, 4200 block of Columbia Pike

LARCENY, 2020-08170089, 1100 block of S. Thomas Street