Police Chase and Arrest 4 for Armed Robbery In Falls Church Area

Suspects fled with six small children in vehicle, police say.

Fairfax County Police have arrested four adults in connection with  an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday, April 19, in the Falls Church area. Police say they chased the suspects in their vehicle, which was also carrying six children. 

Police were called to an apartment complex in the 3100 block of South Manchester Street in the Falls Church area around 10:05 p.m. Two sisters, 24 and 17 years old, were walking through the parking lot when they were surprised by two men, according to a news release from the police department.

One man brandished a handgun at the victims and demanded cash and property. The victims complied and the suspects fled on foot.

Responding officers were able to locate the suspects in a vehicle in the area of Leesburg Pike and Carlyn Springs Road, but the vehicle fled, police said.

During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle struck another car in Arlington County at Columbia Pike and South Glebe roads. The pursuit continued into Washington, D.C. before it crashed into a barrier wall at C Street and Washington Avenue.

Marcus Woodland, 25, of 3126 E Street in Washington, D.C. and Christopher Woodland, 31, of 5057 Ayers Place SE in Washington, D.C. were each taken into custody and turned over to Metropolitan Police. They are each charged with robbery.

Abena Okrah, 19, of 4233 Americana Drive in Annandale, and Beverly Starr, 25, of 5057 Ayers Place SE in Washington, D.C., were both in the vehicle as well. They were each taken into custody and turned over to Metropolitan Police. They are each charged with receiving stolen property.

All four suspects are awaiting extradition back to Fairfax County.

Six small children, all under the age of 6, were also inside the car. All six children were turned over to Child Protective Services in the District.


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