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Police investigate early evening assaults and robberies near Holmes Run

Alexandria Police are investigating two early evening robberies in residential areas near Holmes Run last Thursday (Nov. 10) and Saturday (Nov. 12).

On Thursday at around 5 p.m., a 24-year-old man told police that he was hit by a male suspect and robbed of cash in the 5300 block of Holmes Run Parkway. The victim told police that he was taking a walk when he was attacked. He did not go to the hospital.

Two days later, on Saturday, at around 6 p.m., a 26-year-old man was robbed by two men in the 5300 block of Taney Avenue — less than a mile away.

The victim was walking home when he was hit with an unknown object by a male suspect, and robbed of cash and personal objects. He also did not go to the hospital.

Police said that the incidents are not related. No other information on the suspects was provided by police, and the incidents are under investigation.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents can contact the Alexandria Police Department’s non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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