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Crime Reports

<i>The following incidents were reported by the Arlington County Police Department:</i>

<b>BANK ROBBERY</b>

<b>4700 N. Lee Highway.</b> At approximately 11:40 a.m. on May 25, an unknown male subject entered a bank, produced a handgun and ordered everyone to lie down on the floor. He then ordered the tellers to give him money. The subject collected an undetermined amount of cash and was last seen fleeing the area on foot. The subject is described as a black male, 25-35 years of age, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, heavyset, wearing a green shirt and black shorts.

<b>ROBBERY</b>

<b>2300 N. Washington Blvd.</b> At approximately 3 a.m. on May 30, an unknown male subject entered a home and approached the resident/victim, a 35-year-old male, in the victim's bedroom. The subject produced a knife and demanded the victim's wallet. The victim pointed to his wallet and the subject removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the wallet. The subject then left the apartment and fled the scene on a bicycle heading west on Washington Blvd. The suspect is described as a black male, mid-20s, slim build, 5 feet, 10 inches-5 feet, 11 inches tall, wearing two t-shirts, a blue ball cap and blue jeans. The knife is described as a kitchen knife with a brown handle and steel blade.

<b>2200 N. Wilson Blvd.</b> At approximately 3:15 a.m. on May 28, the victim, a 55-year-old male cab driver, was awakened by an unknown male subject while taking a nap in his cab. The subject opened the driver's door and demanded money. The victim attempted to push the subject away, but the subject grabbed the victim's wrist. The victim then gave the subject an undetermined amount of cash and the subject left the scene on a bicycle heading east on Wilson Blvd. The suspect is described as a black male, 30-40 years of age, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, wearing a white shirt and black pants.

<b>1500 S. Hayes St.</b> At approximately 11:20 p.m. on May 24, the victim, a 23-year-old female, was approached by an unknown male subject while waiting at a bus stop. The subject held up two cell phones and asked if the victim wanted to make a phone call. At the same time, another male subject who was standing behind the victim grabbed her purse. Both subjects then fled the scene on foot heading south on S. Hayes St. Two additional male subjects joined them as they ran. The first suspect is described as a black male, "tall and heavy." The other three subjects were described only as black males.

<b>ATTEMPTED ROBBERY</b>

<b>900 N. Monroe St.</b> At approximately 10:15 p.m. on May 26, the victim, an 82-year-old male, was approached by an unknown male subject. The subject displayed a knife and demanded money. The victim said he had no money and the subject fled on foot heading west on Fairfax Drive. The suspect is described as a white male, 19-20 years of age, 5 feet, 9 inches-5 feet, 11 inches tall, 160-170 pounds, slim build, black hair, wearing a light-colored t-shirt and dark pants.

<b>MALICIOUS WOUNDING</b>

<b>4100 N. Pershing Drive.</b> At approximately 10:30 p.m. on May 26, the victim, a 31-year-old male, was approached by two unknown males. The first subject yelled, "Hey, what you doing?" and began punching the victim in the head and face. The second subject then swung a knife at the victim and stabbed him in the hand as the victim tried to block the blow. The subjects then kicked the victim repeatedly after he fell to the ground. The victim was eventually able to get up and flee the scene on foot. Both suspects were described only as black males.

<b>BURGLARY</b>

<b>2100 N. Jefferson St.</b> Sometime between noon on May 27 and noon on May 28, unknown subject(s) entered a house under construction and stole several nail guns. There were no signs of forced entry.

<b>2758 N. Washington Blvd.</b> Sometime between 10 p.m. on May 24 and 8 a.m. on May 25, unknown subject(s) entered a business, stole approximately 120 packs of cigarettes and damaged a cash register. Entry was apparently made by removing a rear window pane.

<b>2400 S. Hayes St.</b> Sometime between 5:40 a.m. and 5:36 p.m. on May 23, an unknown subject entered the house by removing a screen and opening a bedroom window. At the time of the report nothing appeared to be missing.

<b>ATTEMPTED BURGLARY</b>

<b>2200 N Pershing Drive.</b> Sometime between 10 p.m. on May 27 and 7:30 a.m. on May 28, unknown subject(s) attempted to enter a business by prying off a ventilation cover. Entry into the business was not made.

<b>SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION</b>

<b>Richmond Highway, Mount Vernon District.</b> Mauricio Melendez, 30, of 20 Washington Blvd. in Arlington, was arrested on Friday, May 24 by Fairfax County Police. The Street Crimes Unit periodically conducts prostitution reversal stings using female officers working undercover due to citizens' complaints. Three separate motels on Richmond Highway were involved: the Cedar Lodge Motel, 6140 Richmond Highway; the Value Inn Motel, 6601 Richmond Highway; and the Southern Motel, 8257 Richmond Highway.

<b>PEEPING TOM</b>

<b>4200 N. 2nd Road.</b> At approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 27, the victim, a 23-year-old female, noticed a unknown male subject looking in a rear window of her apartment. The victim's friend went around to the rear of the building and the subject fled the scene on foot toward Thomas St. The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 5 feet,10 inches tall, brown eyes, black hair, medium complexion, wearing dark shorts and shirt.

<b>4100 N. 3rd Road.</b> At approximately 2 a.m. on May 26, an officer observed an unknown male subject apparently trying to look into the window of an apartment building. As the officer approached the subject, the subject began to walk away from the window and dropped a bottle of beer. Juan Ramon Zetino, 31, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with peeping and being drunk in public.