The following incidents were reported by the Arlington Police Department. For the most up-to-date crime reports, visit and click on “Daily Crime Report.”


* 4800 Columbia Pike, At 8:55 p.m. Dec. 13, the victim, a 19-year-old female, was leaving a store when her purse was grabbed by an unknown subject. The victim was knocked to the ground and pulled by the subject until the purse was freed from her grasp. Several witnesses chased the subject, but he escaped in a waiting vehicle. The subject was described as a male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The suspect vehicle was described as an older silver or cream colored four-door Cadillac with no rear tag. The vehicle fled north on S. Buchanan St.

* 2500 N. Harrison St. On Dec. 13, at 2248hrs, the victim, a 52yo female, was getting into her car in a store parking lot when an unknown subject grabbed her purse. The subject fled the scene on foot. The subject was described as a BM, late teens or early 20's, 6'0", 215lbs, wearing a large black coat and a black knit cap.

* 2400 S. Shirlington Rd. On Dec. 17, at 12:42 a.m., the victim, a 32-year-old male, was using a pay phone when he was approached by an unknown subject. The subject punched the victim several times causing the victim to fall to the ground. The subject then removed an undetermined amount of cash from the victim's wallet and fled the scene on foot. The subject was described as a black man, 25-30 years old, 5'6", 250 lbs, wearing a black bulky winter coat and black pants with a red stripe.