Crime Report: Armed Robbery at Stratford Motor Lodge

There was an armed robbery of the Stratford Motor Lodge last Friday, May 7, according to the latest City of Falls Church crime report. No further information including description of the suspect or suspects have been released by police. The News-Press has reached out for further information.

In other Falls Church crime, a truck was stolen on Timber Lane on May 2 and a vehicle was broken in to on Seaton Lane on May 5.


Three masked men robbed a man at gunpoint outside the Stratford Motor Lodge in the City of Falls Church last Friday night, police reported Wednesday. City of Falls Church Police say the three masked suspects, all brandishing handguns, approached the victim, who was staying at the hotel, around 9:45 p.m. on May 6, and demanded his wallet. The suspects took the man’s valuables and then fled on foot. The victim was not harmed.

All three suspects wore blue bandannas covering their faces, black t-shirts and jeans. One is described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, about 5’6” with dark hair; the second is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5’10”; the third is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5’11”.


City of Falls Church Crime Report: May 2- 8, 2016

Stolen Auto, 400 block Timber Ln. On May 2, a truck was reported stolen sometime after Apr. 29.

Simple Assault, 1230 W. Broad St. (Giant Foods) On May 2, police received a report that a customer had assaulted the victim. No injuries were reported.

Public Drunkenness, 400 block Great Falls St. On May 2, a male, 52, of Falls Church, was arrested for Public Drunkenness.

Smoking Violation, 6757 Wilson Blvd. #16 (Le Mirage Restaurant) On May 2, a male, 22, of Falls Church, was cited for Smoking In a Non-Designated Area.

Larceny from Building, 900 block S. Hillwood Ave. On May 4, an secure bicycle was reported stolen from a residence.

Vehicle Tampering, 1200 block Seaton Ln. On May 5, an unknown suspect entered an unlocked vehicle left the contents in disarray.

Alcohol Violation, 900 block Parker Ave. On May 6, a male, 18, of the City of Falls Church, was arrested and released on summons for Underage Possession of Alcohol.

Armed Robbery, 300 W. Broad St. (Stratford Motor Lodge) On May 7, police received a report that an armed occurred on May 6.

Driving Under the Influence, 6700 block Wilson Blvd. On May 8, a male, 27, of Annandale, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Providing Law Enforcement False ID.

Destruction of Property, 6757 Wilson Blvd. #15 (Café H2O) On May 8, police received a report that a customer damaged a light by throwing a beer bottle.

Disorderly Conduct, 100 block Tinner Hill On May 8, a female, 75, of the City of Falls Church, was arrested and released on summons for Disorderly Conduct.

Trespass, 6795 Wilson Blvd. (Eden Center) On May 8, a male, 59, no fixed address, was arrested and released on summons for Trespassing.