A Washington, D.C. man is in custody after an armed carjacking and eluding police in Alexandria’s West End on Friday morning (Dec. 16).
The incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. in the 500 block of S. Van Dorn Street in the city’s Landmark area. Police said that the suspect brandished a handgun and that the 29-year-old male victim went to the hospital, but was not injured.
Donte Thomas, 32, was arrested about a mile away and charged with use of firearm while committing a robbery, buying/receiving a stolen firearm, eluding police, providing police with a false identification and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
Thomas is being held without bond and goes to court on Jan. 23.
Notification:: There is a heavy police presence in the 500 block of South Van Dorn Street. This is in response to a robbery from person. The victim was transferred to the hospital with minor injuries. APD is on the scene and investigating. pic.twitter.com/v9RYI1YPal
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) December 16, 2022
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