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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Suspects sought for robberies in Annandale area

A man was robbed last night at the McDonald’s at 6302 Little River Turnpike, in Lincolnia, a news release from the Mason Police District reports. When police arrived at around 7:40 p.m., the victim, a 53-year-old man from Alexandria, said he was attacked by two men in the parking lot.

He was knocked to the ground and kicked, and an undisclosed amount of cash was removed from his pants pocket. The victim did not require medical attention. The two suspects, as well as a third man apparently with them, ran toward Landmark Shopping Center.

All three suspects were described as black and between 25 and 30 years old. One suspect was approximately 6 feet tall and was wearing a striped shirt and carrying a backpack. Another suspect had dreadlocks and possibly a mustache.

There was also a robbery on April 30 on Williams Lane, behind Radley Acura on Columbia Pike in Bailey’s Crossroads, according to the Mason Police District. A 43-year-old Falls Church man was walking alone when he was approached by three men at about 9:30 p.m. One of the suspects displayed a knife and demanded money. The victim handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspects fled toward Center Lane.

All three suspects were described as Hispanic. The suspect with the knife was 25-30 years old, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, with an average build, shaved head, and small goatee. He was wearing a white t-shirt with black sleeves. The second suspect, also 25-30 years old, was about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a skinny build. He was wearing dark clothing and had a bandana on his head.

Anyone with information on either of those cases can contact Crime Solvers (866/411-8477 or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637) to leave an anonymous tip or call the police at 703/691-2131.

Officers from the West Springfield Police District made an arrest in an armed robbery case that occurred May 8 in Burke. Around 10:50 p.m., a woman entered a Shell gas station at 6054 Burke Commons Road, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from a store employee. The employee relinquished cash and the suspect left on foot. A short time later, a police officer located the suspect at Burke Centre Parkway and Pond Spice Lane and took her into custody. Chelsee D. Wright, 18, of Stafford, Va., has been charged with robbery and with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.


  1. In what part of Annandale is the 6300 block of LRT and/or Landmark Mall. If your GPS is not working, perhaps you need a Map.

    1. My GPS has a very broad interpretation of Annandale area.

  2. It is kind of frustrating to see things tagged as Annandale when they are in Lincolnia, Baileys Crossroads, Burke!

  3. But the crime occurred in Alexandria NOT Annandale. I a'm not saying Annandale doesnt have crime but you should not attribute crime to the area that didnt occur there.
    They occurred in Alexandria, Baileys and Burke Why not say the crimes occurred in local area.

  4. Dang, lay off the blogger. Thanks for the information, I am in that area a lot as I am sure most readers are.

  5. The 6300 block of LRT AND Landmark mall are located in Alexandria City and are not subject to your interpretation, Why not aim for accuracy?

  6. You guys are right. Accuracy should trump any feeble attempts to get Annandale into the headlines as much as possible to improve the blog stats.

  7. Annandale area, local Annandale area, Annandale vicinity, etc etc - same difference. The crimes occured within striking distance from Annandale, which means these lowlifes could EASILY do this IN Annandale as well. As far as I'm concerned, we have had our share of crimes.
    Thanks for the crime reports blogger of Annandale AND "Annandale area" crimes... I'm sure most of us go to these areas and places as well and would like to be informed

  8. This is still the general Annandale area. As someone who lives in the Alexandria/Annandale Area of Fairfax County or Lincolnia, I appreciate the news coverage.