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Police: Series of robberies in Culmore under investigation, one arrested

Fairfax County police are investigating robberies that all occurred around Glen Carlyn Drive and Bellview Drive in Culmore (via Google Maps)

(Updated at 10:30 a.m.) Fairfax County police are investigating a string of robberies that all took place last month around the same block near Culmore, though it’s not clear yet if they’re connected.

A suspect was arrested in the most recent incident, which took place at 12:06 p.m. on March 29 in the 6000 block of Vista Drive, the Fairfax County Police Department said yesterday (Tuesday).

According to police, a man identified as 23-year-old Josue David Argueta-Perez of Falls Church allegedly “displayed a knife, forcibly took the victim’s money then ran.”

“Officers found Argueta-Perez nearby and took him into custody,” the FCPD said. “Josue David Argueta-Perez was charged with robbery and is currently being held without bond.”

The police department says last week’s robbery was one of seven reported in Culmore around Glen Carlyn Drive and Bellview Drive this past March.

In most cases, a single man with a knife assaulted or used force to take money or property from the victims, but one incident at 10 p.m. on March 25 involved three suspects, according to police.

The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating multiple robberies around Glen Carlyn Drive and Bellview Drive (via FCPD)

The victims were injured in some of the cases, but none were life-threatening, police told FFXnow.

The FCPD said its detectives are working to determine whether Argueta-Perez was involved in any of the other cases.

“The robberies in the Culmore area are still under investigation,” Sgt. Chris Rekas with the department’s public affairs bureau said. “It is unknown at this time if they’re all connected but we will update the community as the investigation continues.”

The department said its detectives are looking to talk to anyone who might have information about these or similar robberies:

If you are a victim of robbery, contact police as soon as practical to report the crime by calling 911. As always, report suspicious persons and activity by calling our non-emergency line at 703-691-2131.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents to call our Mason District Station Criminal Investigation Section at 703-256-8035. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.

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