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Crime Report: Grabbed from Behind

By ARLnow.com

Wednesday - 1/16/2013, 2:15pm  ET

Two women were followed by men and grabbed from behind while walking home this past week, according to police.

Early Sunday morning, a woman was returning home in North Rosslyn when two men followed her, grabbed her, and possibly took some money before she was able to break free. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ROBBERY, 01/13/13, 1800 block of N. Quinn Street. At 3:17 am on January 13, a victim was returning home when she noticed two male subjects behind her. One male subject followed the victim into her apartment complex and grabbed her from behind. The victim struggled to break free and scream, but the subject held onto the victim and put his hand over her mouth. Eventually, the victim was able to break free and the suspect fled by foot. Some cash belonging to the victim seemed to be missing, but it is unclear if the suspect took the money. The subjects are described as two Hispanic males. One of the subjects stood on the outside of the apartment complex, while the other assaulted the victim. The subject that assaulted the victim is described as approximately 5’5”, heavy set and wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and pants.

Early Monday morning, a man approached a woman from behind as she was walking home from work in the Buckingham area, near Ballston. The man grabbed the victim by the head, pushed her to the ground and stole her purse, according to the crime report.

ROBBERY, 01/14/13, 4100 block of N. 4th Street. At 12:10 am on January 14, a victim was walking home from work when the subject approached her from behind. The subject grabbed the victim by her head with both hands and pushed her to the ground. The subject then took the victim’s purse and fled the scene by foot. The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20’s, approximately 5’8” and 150 lbs. Additionally, the subject has brown eyes and black hair, but no facial hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a red long-sleeve shirt, black pants and a black hat.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump.

ARMED ROBBERY AND BRANDISHING A FIREARM, 01/10/13, 1400 block of N. Glebe Road. At 12:45 pm on January 10, three subjects allegedly attacked a jogger on a bike trail and stole his GPS watch. The victim believes he may have been struck in the head with a handgun. After calling police, the victim was later transported to the Virginia Hospital Center for non-life-threatening injuries. At 12:55, another victim running on the same bike trail reported that he passed three male subjects. One of the subjects allegedly pointed a handgun at him and verbally made a threat. This victim was not physically injured and was able to get to a safe place and report the crime. These two incidents are believed to be connected. The police currently have three subjects in custody.

ROBBERY, 01/14/13, 2200 block of S. Army Navy Drive. At 12:34 am on January 14, a victim was walking home when he was approached from behind by two male subjects. The victim stated that the two subjects allegedly approached him in an aggressive manner and that subject one appeared to display the handle of a handgun. The victim then fled the scene, dropping his bag in the process. Subject two grabbed the bag and both subjects fled the scene by foot. The subjects were both described as being in their mid-20’s. Subject one is described as a white male, approximately 6’0”, 220 lbs, wearing blue jeans, a leather jacket, and a white and black t-shirt. This subject also had medium length black hair and a mustache. Subject two is described as a black male, approximately 5’9”, 125lbs, wearing black jeans, a leather jacket, and white and black t-shirt. This subject also had short black hair and a mustache.

ROBBERY, 01/12/13, 5000 block of S. 8th Road. At 2 pm on January 12, a victim exited a bus and was followed by two subjects that were also passengers on the bus. The subjects asked the victim if they could use his cell phone to which the victim responded saying that he did not have a phone. The victim began walking again and noticed that the subjects had been following him for several blocks. The subjects confronted the victim again, ordering him to let them see his phone. When the victim said no, one of the subjects grabbed the victim’s left hand and twisted it backwards. The other suspect attempted to grab the victim’s right hand, but when the victim resisted, the subject punched him in the face. The subjects then took the victim’s iPhone and fled the scene by foot. The suspects are described as two black males. One suspect was wearing a striped purple shirt and the other was wearing a black t-shirt.

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