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Crime

<lst>The following incidents were reported by the City of Alexandria Police Department:

<lst>FELONIOUS ASSAULT

<lst>300 block of N. Ripley St. July 9, 1:50 a.m. The victim, a 17-year-old male runaway from Washington, D.C., was shot in the chest. The victim and his friends went to North Ripley Street to meet another group of individuals for a fight. The victim and another man began to argue. The verbal confrontation escalated into a physical altercation and the suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim one time. After the shooting the suspect and his friends fled from the area and the victim was transported to Inova Alexandria Hospital by his friends. The injury to the victim is non-life threatening. This case is being followed up by detectives of the Criminal Investigations Section. No further descriptions on the suspects involved were provided. This was not gang related.

<lst>ROBBERY

<lst>200 block of Wesmond Dr. July 8, 9:05 p.m. The victim, a 55-year-old male and his 21-year-old son, both Alexandria residents, were assaulted and robbed by approximately seven men. The suspects approached the victims and began to punch them. The victims fell to the ground and the suspects then began to kick them. One of the suspects stole the father’s wallet and the group fled on foot. The oldest victim was brought to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries. His son did not require medical treatment. The suspects attempted to conceal their faces with rags and are only described as black males.

1001 S. Washington St. July 8, 8 p.m. The victim, a 47-year-old Alexandria man was working at the gas station as a night clerk when he was approached by a man. The suspect entered the gas station and struck the victim attendant in the head with a crow bar. The suspect demanded money and the victim complied. After the assault and robbery, the suspect fled on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, 38-40 years old, and was wearing a red shirt.

100 block of E. Luray Ave. July 10, 4 a.m. The victim, a 27-year-old female city resident, was sitting in her car when a man approached, reached inside, and stole her purse. The suspect is described as a black male. After the robbery, the suspect was seen leaving the area in a yellow Toyota.

415 E. Monroe Ave. July 11, 4:30 a.m. The victim, a 22-year-old Alexandria woman working as a night clerk, was robbed at knife point. The suspect entered the business, approached the counter as if to make a purchase. As the clerk was attempting to assist him, the suspect walked behind the counter, produced a knife and stole cigarettes. The suspect, described as a black male, 5'10"-6', 160-170 pounds and wearing a grey t-shirt and khaki shorts, then fled from the store on foot.

Intersection of S. Van Dorn St. and Stevenson Ave. July 12, 12:29 a.m. The victim, a 23-year-old female city resident, had just exited the bus and was walking home when she was approached by two men. One of the suspects demanded her purse, and then grabbed it from the victim. The victim’s wallet was removed and the two men fled on foot. Suspect #1 is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, 5'7", medium build and was wearing a white t-shirt and black pants. Suspect #2 is described as a black male, 6', medium build, short curly hair and was wearing a red shirt and grey pants.

4300 King St. July 4, between 4:30 a.m. and 4:40 a.m. Someone entered the business, by what appears to be the use of a key, and stole money from a safe.

1700 block of DeWitt Ave. July 6, 1:25 a.m. The victim, a 28-year-old female, heard noises outside her home and when she went to investigate, she discovered a bedroom window was open and the window screen was off. When she looked out the window she observed a man standing outside. The suspect then walked away and the victim called police. There was no further description given on the suspect. The police note this is the second early morning residential burglary case within the past three days. The first offense occurred in the 1700 block of Commonwealth Avenue on July 3, at 4:18 a.m. In this case, a 24-year-old female victim woke up and discovered a strange man in her bed. The victim managed to escape into another room alerting her roommates. The suspect, described as a black male, 20-30 years old, 5'10", thin build with short hair and wearing dark clothing, got away.

Geographically, these two locations are in close proximity to one another.

6000 block of Tower Ct. July 9, 9 p.m. - July 10, 3 a.m. Someone entered the residence by breaking the rear glass doors. Nothing appears to have been stolen.

2800 Shirlington Rd. July 8, 9:30 p.m. - July 10, 4 p.m. Someone forced entry into the business through the front doors. Once inside, the suspect stole electronic equipment.

2800 Shirlington Rd. July 8, 5 p.m. - July 11, 4:30 p.m. Someone forced entry into the business through the front doors. Once inside, the suspect stole electronic equipment.

<lst>GRAND LARCENY AUTO

<lst>5400 block of Richenbacher Ave. July 5, 7 p.m. - July 6, 4 a.m. Stolen: 1995 Chevrolet Caprice, 4 door, black.

1500 block of King St. July 2, 10 p.m. - July 4, 12:30 p.m. Stolen: 1995 Ford Explorer, dark green.

4100 block of Duke St. June 27, 4:16 p.m. - July 5, 2:1 6 p.m. Stolen: 1997 Nissan Elantra, 4 door, blue.

200 block of E. Glebe Rd. July 7, 8:30 p.m. - July 8, 11 a.m. Stolen: 1994 Honda Accord, 4 door, gold.

1100 block of Beverly Dr. July 8, 6:45 p.m. - July 9, 11 a.m. Stolen: 1994 Honda Accord, 4 door, black.

3400 block of Commonwealth Ave. July 7, 9 p.m. - July 8, 11 a.m. Stolen: 1994 Honda Accord, 4 door, light blue.

800 block of Four Mile Rd. July 8, between 12:01 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Stolen: 1998 Honda Civic, 2 door, blue.

3200 block of Gunston Rd. July 9, between 6:20 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Stolen: 1994 Honda Accord, 4 door, dark green.

3800 block of Old Dominion Blvd. July 10, 11 p.m. - July 11, 3 a.m. Stolen: 2001 Mercedes-Benz, sport utility, silver.

Intersection of N. Van Dorn St. and Holmes Run Pkwy. July 8, 9:09 p.m. - July 9, 9:09 p.m. Stolen: 1993 Saturn, 2 door, green.

<lst>PEEPING TOM

<lst>Unit block of E. Monroe Ave. July 11, 12:20 a.m. A witness observed a man walking around the outside of an apartment building and saw him crouch down underneath a window. When the suspect saw the witness, he ran away. The suspect is described as a black male, skinny, light complexion, thin mustache and was wearing grey or white shorts, white socks and white sneakers.

300 block of E. Duncan Ave. July 11, 1:10 a.m. A witness who was sitting on his balcony observed a man looking into the ground floor windows of an apartment building. The suspect was described as being 5'10" with a light complexion.

Unit block of Kennedy St. July 11, 2:22 a.m. The victim, a 29-year-old female city resident, was in her kitchen when she observed a man looking through her glass front door. The victim went to alert her roommate and when they both went to see if the man was still there, they observed the suspect now peering into the front door of their neighbor. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6' and was wearing a white shirt and had braided hair.