Tuesday Bike Trail Robbery Investigated

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on the Custis Bike Trail Tuesday night.

At 10:20 p.m., two unknown subjects attempted to block the Nelly Custis bike trail when the first victim was riding by on his bicycle. The victim was able to get away, but noticed one of the subjects brandishing a handgun. Shortly after the first incident, a second victim attempted to pass by, but was knocked off of his bike by both suspects and a firearm was brandished. Both suspects then took the victim’s cell phone and fled eastbound on Custis Trail by foot. The victim was transported to the Virginia Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The first suspect is described as a white male, around the age of 25, 5 ft. 8 in. tall and 185 lbs, wearing a dark puffy winter jacket and dark pants. The second suspect is described as a male of an unknown race, 6 ft. 0 in. tall and 200 lbs, wearing a dark jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with information on the identities or whereabouts of the suspects should contact Detective Christine Everest (703) 228-4180 or at Persons wishing to report information anonymously should contact Arlington County Crime Solvers at (866) 411-8477.