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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Several robberies happened this weekend

Several robberies occurred in the Annandale/Mason District area during the holiday weekend, according to a crime recap from the Fairfax County Police Department.

An 18-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed at about 7 p.m. on Dec. 22 after she exited a bus on Leesburg Pike and Rio Drive. A man grabbed her from behind, threw her to the ground, took her purse, and ran away.

The victim did not require medical attention. The suspect was described as white or Hispanic, approximately 16 to 19 years old, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, and 170 to 180 pounds.

On Dec. 24, a 24-year-old man was walking on the 3300 block of Glen Carlyn Drive just before 2 a.m. when he was approached by a man who displayed a knife and demanded money. The victim handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and his cell phone. He was not injured. 

The suspect ran away toward Vista Drive. He was described as white, in his 20s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, and around 150 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing.

A 39-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted robbery while she was walking by Arlington Boulevard and Peyton Randolph Drive at about 7:40 p.m. on Dec. 24. A man stopped her and demanded her pursue. She screamed, and the suspect ran off. He was described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches, with a thin build, and was wearing black clothing.

Another attempted robbery took place the same evening, at about 10 p.m., on the 6000 block of Knollwood Drive. A 29-year-old man was walking home when five men approached him and demanded money. The victim refused, and the suspects hit him several times and ran away. The victim was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. The suspects were described as white or Hispanic and were wearing dark clothing.

On Dec. 25, a 27-year-old man was robbed while walking home from a store on the 6000 block of Vista Drive at around 5 a.m. He was approached by a man who displayed a handgun and knife and demanded money and property. The suspect was described as white or Hispanic, around 35 to 40 years old, with a thin build.

A 55-year-old man was robbed on the 4800 block of Beauregard Street while walking to a friend’s house at around 11 p.m. on Dec. 25. The suspect displayed a handgun, took money and property, and fled. He was described as white or Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 4 inches, and 130 to 140 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket and his face was covered.

On Dec. 25, police responded to a report of a crashed car with no driver in it at around 4 a.m. They located the man in a nearby apartment complex and caught him after he attempted to flee. An investigation identified him as the driver.

Roger Antoine Coleman, 22, of Annandale, was arrested and taken to the Adult Detention Center. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, and resisting arrest. It was his third DWI arrest in five years. 

11 comments:

  1. The rise in recent homicides and general criminal activity should be closely studied by our Supervisor and Chairman Bulova. Lax enforcement of occupancy codes and the sanctuary county/district position they favor is harming our safety and standard of living.

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    1. Exactly. I live in a 1 bedroom apartment with my husband and 5 month old. However, in the one bedroom above us live 6 adults! The one next to is live 3 adults and two minors. But the leasing office doesn't care as long as they get their rent money.

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    2. If you call the Department of Code Compliance, they should be of help to you. It is illegal to have that many people in a one-bedroom apartment. The leasing office may not care, but the county should. 703-324-1300 is the phone #.

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  2. Get rid of illegals!!!! Clean up Mason District!

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    1. I am so sick of your ignorant views! I, for one, am going to stop reading this site if I have to continue to see your negativity. Try doing something novel - like looking at real solutions vs. making sweeping allegations that are baseless. Generally speaking, illegal immigrants follow the letter of the law as they are afraid of being deported back to their homes. Did you read the notation above about one guy - white, another - black... Do you assume they are illegal or just ignore the fact that white people cannot possibly create criminal activity. FYI, before you try it, I am a 35 year-old, well-employed, white female who is also an Annandale resident. I certainly would like to see the crime reduced, but with ignorance such as yours about, I am not sure we will arrive at real solutions.

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    2. I don't care about immigration, and admittedly I'm just being an ass, but would it really be accurate to say "generally speaking, illegal immigrants follow the letter of the law"?

      I also don't care about property values.

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    3. To Anonymous12/28/16, 10:39 AM

      A real solution IS code compliance and enforcing the law. No need to be creative, just follow the law. Gross and Bulova don't do this. Good governance would be a step toward solving these problems.

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    4. To Anonymous 12/2816, 10:39 AM, you may be a 35-year old, but your comment is the work of a weak child. I don't share the views of many commenters on this site, but I defend their right to make boneheaded comments.

      You take your inability to stomach views you consider "ignorant" and take some antacid and learn to debate others rather than attack and demean them.

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    5. Susie, you realize the irony of your post, right?

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  3. Maybe the police can patrol these areas more rather than hiding at random intersection to give BS tickets to make their quotas. Serve and protect or make money?

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    1. Fairfax County police officers(and most of VA) do not have ticket quotas. The closest we have is some roads receive federal funds that may be contingent on specific enforcement standards by the state.

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