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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Crime report: assault by mob

The following recent crimes in the Annandale/Mason District area were reported in the Fairfax County Police Department’s daily blotter:

Assault by mob: A 21-year-old man was walking home on the 6000 block of Bellview Drive in the Culmore area at about 2:50 a.m. on May 12 when he was assaulted by five males wearing black clothing with their faces covered. The victim incurred non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital. The incident was believed to be gang motivated.

Stolen vehicle recovery: On May 11 at about 1:36 a.m., an officer observed occupants of a vehicle parked in front of a 7-Eleven at 3019 Annandale Road acting suspiciously and approached one of the passengers to investigate. The officer determined the vehicle had been reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot and was later apprehended. The other suspect was arrested at the scene.

Saul Ochoa, 19, of Falls Church, was charged with possession of stolen property and carrying a concealed weapon. Ulises Martinez Melendez, 19, of Falls Church, was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Armed robbery: A man reported to police that he was at the 3600 block of Barcroft View Terrace in Baileys Crossroads at about 9:42 a.m. on May 9 when he was approached by three men armed with a gun who took property and fled. 

Bryan Sanchez, 22, of Arlington, was caught and arrested and charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The other suspects got away. They were described as Hispanic, in their 20s, and wearing dark clothing.

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