ALEXANDRIA POLICE INCIDENTS
MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2004
100 S. Fairfax St. 01-09/ 5:18 p.m. The victim, a 33-year-old male Maryland resident, and manager at the bank, received a suspicious package and called police. The package contained a threatening letter and police contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the Arlington County Bomb squad for assistance. While securing the crime scene, police temporarily blocked traffic around the bank. The package was opened and the contents were examined by the Arlington County Fire Marshal. The package, which did not contain any explosive materials, was kept by the police for evidentiary purposes. After the search was completed and the scene secured, police opened the roads and allowed traffic to flow as usual. Although no robbery actually occurred and there were no injuries, police labeled this offense as an attempted robbery.
1600 blk. of Boyle St. 01-11/ 12:20 a.m. The victim, a 48-year-old male cab driver and resident of Fairfax County, was assaulted by two black males. The suspects were picked up in the City and were taken to Buchanan Street. As they approached Buchanan Street, one of the suspects grabbed the cab driver around the neck, began to choke him and demanded money. The victim lost control of his vehicle, hit a curb and the car flipped over on its roof. When the car came to rest, the suspects managed to exit the cab and then ran away. The victim driver was not seriously injured as a result of this accident and attempted robbery. The suspects were described as men in their 20s, one was approximately 5'8", light skin and wearing a black sweater and a brown knit hat, the other suspect was approximately 5'9" and was wearing a blue jean jacket and a knit hat.
600 blk. of N. Washington St. 01-09/ 8:42 p.m. The victim, a 45-year-old female City resident, was approached by a man who pushed her to the ground and stole her purse. The suspect, described as a black male, 20-30 years old, 5'10"-6', 160-180 pounds and wearing a black jacket and a black watch cap, then ran away with the victim's purse.
100 blk. of S. Bragg St. 01-09/ between 6:41 p.m. and 7:03 p.m. Someone entered the victim's hotel room without force and stole her laptop computer and purse which contained credit cards, money and jewelry.
1600 Mt. Vernon Ave. 01-09/ 11:00 p.m. - 01-10/ 6:20 a.m. Someone entered the business by force through a front bay door. Once inside, the suspect stole cigarettes, money and electronic equipment.
1524 King St. 01-09/ 7:30 p.m. - 01-10/ 8:40 a.m. Someone entered the business by force through a rear door. Once inside, the suspect stole money.
1015 W. Glebe Rd. 01-10/ 10:00 p.m. - 01-11/ 8:00 a.m. Someone entered the business by force through a front bay door. Once inside, the suspect stole electronic equipment, plastic bottles of anti-freeze and cigarettes.
GRAND LARCENY AUTO:
4900 blk. of Seminary Rd. 01-07/ 10:00 p.m. - 01-08/ 8:06 a.m. Stolen: 2000 Dodge Intrepid, 4 door, black.
5300 blk. of Essex Ct. 01-10/ 11:03 p.m. - 01-11/ 8:00 p.m. Stolen: 1994 Honda Accord, 4 door, white.
3300 blk. of Martha Custis Dr. 01-09/ 1:30 p.m. - 01-10/ 9:00 a.m. Stolen: 1994 Honda Accord, 4 door, gold.