A juvenile was robbed of $450 at the Culmore Shopping Center on Leesburg Pike in Bailey’s Crossroads June 28 at about 2 p.m., the Fairfax County Police Department reports in the daily police blotter.
The suspects were described as Hispanic, 22 to 24 years of age, and between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall. Both suspects were wearing a black shirt or jacket, dark pants, and a fishing-style hat.
According to Henriquez, there is no indication that the victim and suspects knew one another. If they were acquainted, the incident wouldn’t have been listed in the blotter because, “it would not be considered a threat to the public,” he said. The only exception is if a weapon is discharged; those incidents are considered a threat to the public even if those involved know each other.
That means there are many more crimes in Fairfax County than those listed in the daily blotter, since most crimes do not involve random victims. The blotter recently starting giving the number of daily service calls, which include traffic calls, as well as crimes. While the blotter for June 30 lists 29 crimes across the county, it states there were 1,361 service calls.