PD: Two Armed Robberies in Alexandria Not Related

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    NEWSLETTERS

    News4's Derrick Ward has the latest details in two armed robberies in the Del Ray section of Alexandria, Va. -- and why police say they do not believe the two are related. (Published Thursday, Aug 1, 2013)

    Police say although the incidents were somewhat similar in nature, two armed robberies in the Del Ray section of Alexandria, Va. this week are unrelated.

    Monday morning, an armed man described as light-skinned with very prominent freckles robbed a woman and her fiance walking the area of East Howell and Leslie Avenues.

    An armed man approached a woman parking her van in the area of East Myrtle Street and East Braddock Road and robbed her Thursday morning. 

    "He then asked her to get out of the vehicle, put his arms around her and sexually assaulted her," Officer Mark Bergin with Alexandria Police told News4.

    That man is described as very dark-skinned and standing 6'0" or taller.

    "[He was] wearing a green reflective vest, like a traffic safety vest, underneath a black hooded jacket," Bergin said.

    Police do not believe the two incidents are related, and are reminding residents to be vigilant of their surroundings.

    If you have any information in either of these incidents, call police at 703-746-4444.