Gunman Demanded Halloween Candy From Group of Children in Alexandria


Alexandria Police say an armed, masked gunman demanded candy from 12 children playing on Halloween night.

The incident was reported around 8:30 p.m. last Friday in the 2600 block of Commonwealth Avenue. Police said the kids were playing "tag" in a school playground when the suspect approached them, displayed a handgun and demanded their candy.

The children fled the scene and no one was injured.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, standing 5'10", wearing a dark-colored swearshirt and a black ski mask.

If you have any information, call police.

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