Attempted Gunpoint Robbery Suspects Seen Riding in Black Camry
Suspects identified as three black males in their late teens or early 20s.
Three black males in their late teens or early 20s have been identified as suspects in an attempted gunpoint robbery reported the evening of Jan. 14 in the 500 block of E. Windsor Avenue in Del Ray.
The suspects were in a black Toyota Camry when the incident occurred, according to a message from an Alexandria police officer to the Lynhaven Civic Association.
The three suspects were in a Camry when they approached the male victim, who was soliciting for a local environmental nonprofit in the early evening. When the vehicle approached, one of the occupants pointed a silver handgun at the victim and demanded his wallet, cell phone and satchel.
The intended robbers left the scene when another vehicle appeared in the area. They did not take anything from the victim. One of the suspects was seen wearing a red baseball cap.
In a separate incident that occurred around 3 p.m. Jan. 20, a male victim was physically assaulted and robbed at the intersection of Montrose Avenue and Evans Lane in Lynhaven.
The victim was riding a bike and carrying a red laundry bag when he was confronted by three suspects. The victim was physically assaulted and the suspects attempted to go through his pockets.
A person in a nearby van witnessed the robbery and beeped his horn, scaring the suspects away.
When the suspects fled, they took the victim’s bag containing new clothes just purchased at the Potomac Yard mall. The suspects ran to a silver Buick, which was described as having a rounded body style. The victim reported he had seen the suspects in the neighborhood before.
The suspects were identified as three black males between 18 and 25 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-10, wearing black jackets, hoodies and blue jeans.
The two incidents are not believed to be related at this point.