Alexandria armed robbery suspect allegedly ordered victim to send money via Cash App

A man was robbed in the 5700 block of Merton Court in the West End on Dec. 22, 2022 (via Google Maps)

An Alexandria man has been released on his own recognizance after allegedly robbing a man at knifepoint and ordering him to send him $100 via Cash App.

The incident occurred at around 10 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2022, according to a recently released search warrant affidavit.

The male victim was leaving his friend’s home and was walking to his car in the parking lot when “an unknown male came up behind him, grabbed his neck with one hand and pointed a knife at his stomach with the other hand,” police said in a search warrant affidavit.

The affidavit continued, “The male told him (the victim) to… transfer money from his savings to his checking fist. The male let (the victim) transfer the money to his checking account and then gave the (suspect) his phone. The (suspect) entered his Cash App name and sent $100.”

A search warrant for Cash App returned with the name of Darius Palmer, 28, who lives in the same West End apartment complex where the incident occurred. He was eventually arrested for robbery on Feb. 27, and was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond on March 16. He goes to court on April 10.

Palmer was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon on August 14, 2022. That case was deferred, but is now reopened and Palmer goes to court for the offense on July 14.

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