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Police Nab Two in Suspected Purse Snatching in Arlington

Incident took place late Saturday in Crystal City.

Arlington Police arrest two in purse snatching; Patch archive photo
Arlington Police arrest two in purse snatching; Patch archive photo

Arlington Police officers were able to nab two suspects in an alleged purse snatching Saturday night, according to a news release from the county.

The incident took place Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of  S. Jefferson Davis Highway. That's where three men allegedly robbed a 22 year-old woman of her purse, according to police.

As the suspects were fleeing, one dropped his wallet and cell phone which were recovered by security. 

Police arrived on scene and took two of the subjects into custody and one remains at large. 

Muqtadir Mustafa, 19, of Arlington and Andre Costa, 19 of Arlington were arrested and charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. They were held without bond.

Arlington crimes reported Monday 

ROBBERY BY FORCE, 140608051, 1800 block of N. Edison Street. At 1:35 pm on June 8, a 53 year- old male cab driver was assaulted and robbed of his cell phone after the subject refused to pay cab fare. The suspect fled and is described as a black male in his twenties, approximately 6’0” tall and 110 lbs. He was wearing a green t-shirt, blue pants, and had tattoos on both arms.

STOLEN VEHICLES

06/05/14, VA YDA6407, 2000 Honda Civic, green
2900 block of S. Woodley Street

 

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140605019, 500 block of N. Piedmont Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140605020, 2000 block of N. 14th Street

ATTEMPTED ASSAULT, 140605024, 400 block of S. 23rd Street

FORGERY, 140605027, 1300 block of S. Joyce Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140605036, 2700 block of N. Clarendon Boulevard

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140605038, 4200 block of  N. Wilson Boulevard

GRAND LARCENY, 140605043, 200 block of N. Chain Bridge Road

FRAUD, 140605049, 1700 block of S. Taylor Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140605058, 2100 block of S. Pollard Street

FAILURE TO ID, 140606006, 1900 block of S. EADS Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140606010, 1500 block of N. Patrick Henry Drive

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140606021, 4400 block of N. Pershing Drive

GRAND LARCENY, 140606024, 3200 block of S. Columbia Pike

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 140606029, 1300 block of N. Stafford Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140606042, 3400 block of S. Stafford Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140606045, 1800 block of S. Bell Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140606046, 1800 block of S. Bell Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140606047, 1900 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway

THREATS, 140606048, 3400 block of N. Washington Boulevard

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140606049, 1900 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway

THREATS, 140606051, 2600 block of S. Colombia Pike

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140606056, 900 block of N. Stafford Street

THEFT OF ID, 140606058, 2200 block of S. Crystal Drive

GRAND LARCENY, 140606059, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

VANDALISM TO AUTO, 140606061, 3800 block of N. 6th Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140606069, 900 block of N. Stafford Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140606070, 800 block of S. Dickerson Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140607001, 3100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 140607013, 4900 block of S. 7th Road

ASSAULT BY MOB, 140607015, 2000 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway

GRAFFITI, 140607025, 6000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140607032, 3900 block of N. 6th Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140607044, 900 block of N. Jacksonville Street

LARCENY, 140607045, 4000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140607046, 3100 block of N. Abingdon Street

FRAUD, 140607048, 1500 block of S. George Mason Drive

HARASSMENT, 140607050, 5400 block of S. 4th Street

ABDUCTION, 140607060, 2300 block of N. 11th Street

PETIT LARCENY, 140607061, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140607063, 3100 block of N. 10th Street

TRESPASSING, 140607065, 4800 block of S. 10th Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140607072, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street

PETIT LARCENY, 140608002, 3600 block of S. Columbia Pike

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140608006, 3100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

LARCENY FROM A PERSON, 140608010, 3100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

STRANGULATION, 140608040, 400 block of N. George Mason Drive

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140608042, 1800 block of S. Columbia Pike

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, 140608063, 5000 block of S. Columbia Pike

STOLEN LICENSE PLATES, 140608072, 600 block of S. Harrison Street

LARCENY, 140608073, 3200 block of S. 13th Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140608079, 4800 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

IDENTITY THEFT, 140609002, 4300 block of S. King Street

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