The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a home invasion in a West End neighborhood that may have been caught on tape.
In a press release, the police department said they’re investigating a robbery that took place at 5:18 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, on the 1400 block of Catlin Drive in the West End.
“Suspects gained entry to the home through unknown means, brandished a weapon, and took valuables and a vehicle from the victim,” police said. “No injuries were reported.”
Police said the incident is being investigated and no suspect information or description is available at this time.
Neighbors have posted footage from that evening on Ring, showing two masked people attempting to enter a second-story home. In the video, the effort is bungled and the pair walk away from the camera. The video’s timestamp says 4:38 a.m., but it’s unclear if the home the pair attempt to enter is the same as the reported home invasion.
“We are asking anyone with information related to this incident to reach out to APD Detective Stephen Riley by phone at 703 246 6225, email [email protected]
Alexandria police are investigating a possible home invasion robbery near Mark Center.
A woman reportedly told police she was tied up and robbed during an early morning home invasion on Saturday in the 1400 block of Catlin Lane. Police responded to her residence around 5:15 a.m. after she said she had been hog tied and robbed of her car and personal items by two men armed with a gun.
Detectives searched for clues and the suspects amid a large police presence in the area.
Via social media this morning police described the crime as a burglary, not a robbery, however.
NOTIFICATION:: Officers are in the 1400 block of Catlin Lane for a burglary investigation. No injuries were reported. Expect a heavy police presence in the area.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) December 4, 2021
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