News Briefs

News Briefs

Intruder Enters Area Homes

<bt>Cardinal Forest residents were confronted with an intruder the morning of Monday, May 17, that entered the unlocked front door of several residences, taking several nondescript items, according to officer Bud Walker, Fairfax County Police spokesperson.

"They've been houses where the front door was unlocked," Walker said.

One resident, who was home at the time, confronted the suspect.

"I heard the slightest jiggling of the door, I looked up and saw this man," said the women, who chose not to give her name. She is providing information to the police for a composite sketch.

"I yelled, 'get out, get out' pushed him and then locked the door," she said.

He claimed to be looking for a Giant Foods store in the area, which was the same thing other witnesses said according to Walker. The incidents are currently under investigation.

<sh>Bank Robbery in Springfield

<bt>Fairfax County Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Wachovia Bank located at 8401 Old Keene Mill Road in the Springfield area. On Monday, May 17, two men armed with handguns, entered the bank around 3 p.m. The two men approached different bank tellers and demanded money. Both bank tellers complied with their demands and relinquished an unknown amount of money. Money was also taken from a Springfield area woman who was conducting business in the bank.

After obtaining the money, both men left the bank through the front door and drove away in a white vehicle. No one was hurt during the incident.

According to police, the suspects are described as black males, one being approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing. The second suspect is approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a multi-colored outfit. Police are investigating and are seeking the identity of those involved in the robbery.

<sh>Arrest Made in Hit, Run

<bt>Fairfax County Police are investigating an incident where a suspected drunk driver crashed into another car and failed to stop, which led to a pursuit by police.

On Monday, May 17, around 12:30 a.m., Viet Ngoc Huynh, 24, of the 6200 block of Lester Dorsen Loop, in the Kingstowne area, was involved in a hit and run crash at Arlington Boulevard and Graham Road in the Falls Church area. A passing patrol officer witnessed the crash and tried to stop Huynh, but Huynh attempted to elude the officer. At West Street near Lee Highway, Huynh abandoned his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by the pursuing officer.

Huynh was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with driving while intoxicated, felony hit and run, eluding the police, carrying a concealed weapon, driving on a revoked license, refusal to take breath test and disregarding a red light. While at the Adult Detention Center, Huynh attempted to give false information about his true identity. Huynh was held without bond. The other driver in the accident was not injured.