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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Car through the storefront of Robcyns in the Bradlee Shopping Center (staff photo by James Cullum)

In some ways, it wasn’t a great week for shops around Alexandria.

Three Alexandria stores had drivers crash into them this week. At the Bradlee Shopping Center, a driver was hospitalized after she drove her car into Robcyns. The next morning, a driver crashed into Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato in Old Town.

But while both of those incidents seem like accidents, would-be thieves crashed a truck into a CVS in Del Ray and tried, unsuccessfully, to steal the ATM.

On the bright side, things seem to be going well at Chadwicks in Old Town, so we’ve got that going for us.

The most-read stories this week were:

  1. Pump the brakes: new speed cameras issuing tickets starting today
  2. Here’s how the former manager of Hank’s Oyster Bar in Old Town allegedly stole $600K
  3. JUST IN: Driver crashes car into Bradlee Shopping Center store
  4. UPDATED: Power mostly restored after widespread outage
  5. Burgers and beer: Chadwicks owner says the Old Town restaurant will never change
  6. Rocklands Barbecue and Grilling Company on S. Quaker Lane gets robbed at gunpoint
  7. Car strikes Old Town gelato shop in rash of vehicles crashing into buildings
  8. Truck repeatedly crashed into Del Ray CVS and thieves tried to steal ATM
  9. Notes: Alexandria ranked as sixth wealthiest Virginia locality
  10. Two injured after more than a dozen shots fired on Richenbacher Avenue