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Two Gunpoint Robbery Incidents Reported in Del Ray

Attempted robbery reported on E. Windsor Avenue; Mount Vernon Avenue business held up by gun-toting robber.

Two robbery incident involving guns were recently reported in Del Ray.

An attempted gunpoint robbery was reported the evening of Jan. 14 in the 500 block of E. Windsor Avenue.

A male victim, who was soliciting for a local environmental nonprofit group, reported a vehicle pulling up to where he was standing around 6:26 p.m.

A passenger in the vehicle pointed a gun at the victim and asked for his phone, wallet and satchel, according to information filed by the Alexandria Police Department on crimereports.com.

The intended robbers left the scene when another vehicle appeared in the area. They did not take anything from the victim. 

On Jan. 15, a gunpoint robbery was reported at 9:20 p.m. in the 2600 block of Mount Vernon Avenue.

A female victim reported an unknown suspect robbed her unidentified business by pointing a gun at the victim and demanding that she open the cash register, according to information filed by the Alexandria Police Department on crimereports.com.

The victim opened the register and the suspect grabbed the cash and left the scene.

On Monday evening, a laptop, iPad and more than $300 in cash was stolen from the Happy Tart in the 2300 block of Mount Vernon Avenue during a break-in.

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Kendra Wright January 24, 2013 at 02:15 PM
No description of the vehicle?
Drew Hansen (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Not in the information I have received. Still looking into it. Will pass on info as I receive it.
Autoexec.bat January 24, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Well this is not a positive development for the neighborhood. It would be helpful if someone from Patch could try and obtain the police report to get a suspect description and a description of the vehicle so people can be on the lookout.
Drew Hansen (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Thanks for the comment. The Alexandria Police Department does not release police reports, which makes crime coverage difficult.
Autoexec.bat January 24, 2013 at 03:54 PM
@Drew - That's insane! I had no idea so thanks for educating me. I guess I assumed that since the police are taxpayer funded, there would be some basic obligation to allow access to police reports and such.
Drew Hansen (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 04:03 PM
You know what happens when you assume, right? :)
Derek Zeller January 24, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Freedom of information act?
Blane Adcock January 24, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Oh?! You want my phone and wallet? They are right here in my back pocket...along with my Glock!
NoBS January 24, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Certain government documents are exempt from FOIA and I think the APD refused Michael Pope's requests on behalf of the Gazette Packet citing some exemption. The APD really should provide a basic description of the perps or the car so the public can be on the lookout.
Derek Zeller January 24, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Blane, guns are and should be illegal, what are you thinking?!?!?!
Blane Adcock January 24, 2013 at 08:01 PM
I am going to guess you are joking -and laugh! ;-)
Derek Zeller January 24, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Sarcasm, Blane, sarcasm...
Kirsten Gull January 25, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Exactly who are the police serving & protecting when they won't release physical descriptions of the criminals? Yet another reason this commonwealth needs castle law.
Drew Hansen (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Here's an update on the attempted robbery with information on the suspects and vehicle: http://patch.com/A-1xJD

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