Arlington: Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested

The Arlington County Police Department reported that it has taken into custody and charged Lamont Jackson, 49, and Anthony Robinson, 29, of Arlington with armed robbery following an incident which occurred in the Buckingham neighborhood of Arlington during the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 21. Both suspects were denied bond and are currently being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility.

At 3:15 a.m. on Dec. 21, police say a 40-year-old man was walking in the area of the 200 block of N. Piedmont Street when he was approached by a suspect, later identified as Robinson, who displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet. The second suspect stood as the lookout during the robbery. The victim immediately called 911 and responding officers quickly located the suspects. Jackson, the initial lookout, was apprehended immediately and Robinson fled the scene on foot through the neighborhood. Arlington County Police Canine Unit and the Fairfax County Police Helicopter Division conducted a search of the area, but were unable to locate Robinson. Detectives from the Arlington County Police Department’s Robbery/Homicide Unit were able to identify Robinson through their investigations and obtained a warrant charging him with armed robbery. Robinson turned himself in at the Arlington County Police Department on Monday morning, Dec. 22.