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APD: One arrest after early morning attempted robbery near Alexandria Commons

Alexandria Police at night (staff photo by James Cullum)

The Alexandria Police Department said one man was arrested after an attempted robbery in 7-Eleven this morning.

The incident occurred at the 7-Eleven at 3023 Duke Street, near the Alexandria Commons shopping center.

According to Alexandria Police spokesman Marcel Bassett:

At approximately 3:11 a.m. on August 17, 2023 a 24-year-old Male was approached by Grady Cobb, Jr., 26, no fixed address in the 3000 block of Duke Street. It is believed that a knife was displayed and the suspect demanded money from the victim. The victim was able to get away and call 911. Police arrived on scene and with the description of the subject APD officers were able to apprehend the suspect a short time later and he was charged with Robbery and he also had outstanding warrants. No injuries were sustained in connection with this incident.

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