Police Investigate 2 Weekend Robberies in Falls Church

June 17, 2013 3:12 PM3 comments

Falls Church police are investigating two robbery and assault cases that occurred in the City over the weekend.

On Saturday, June 15, at 4:45 p.m., police say a victim was left with a broken nose and jaw during a struggle after two suspects attempted to take a backpack from the victim. The incident took place in the 1100 block of South Washington Street in the City of F.C.

The next day, on Sunday at approximately 11:13 p.m., in the 400 block  of East Broad Street, police say a man was seated on a retaining wall besides his motorcycle when he was approached and accosted by two suspects on a moped. The victim was knocked from the wall and escaped from his attackers. The suspects attempted to start the victim’s motorcycle but were unable to do so and, instead, took his helmet and shirt.

In Saturday’s incident, the first suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s with freckles and brownish-red wavy hair that was approximately four inches in length. He was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts or pants of an unknown color. The second suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, bald, with a muscular build and about 200 lbs. He was wearing a dark-colored t-shirt and khaki shorts.

In Sunday’s incident, the first suspect is described as a black male, roughly 20-25 years old, between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and approximately 170 lbs. with a thin build. He was clean shaven with long hair down to his shoulders. The other assailant is described as a Hispanic male, between 20 and 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a skinny build of about 160 lbs. He was wearing a white t-shirt and white motorcycle helmet.

The City of Falls Church Police Department hasn’t established a connection between the two incidents and ask if anybody have information related to either case to contact them at 703-248-5053.

  • c0mment

    Hmm, the City’s press release (and this article) make no mention of these being armed robberies. Is the headline on this article a mistake?

    • fcnp

      Yes– thank you for alerting us to the error! We have adjusted the headline.

  • reggister

    it’s good to know it’s not safe around here any more.

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