A man is facing multiple charges for allegedly going shopping immediately after stealing someone’s wallet in Virginia Square.
The incident began Thursday morning in a building along the 3800 block of Fairfax Drive, a block or two from the subway station.
“At approximately 11:02 a.m. on July 14, police were dispatched to report a robbery had just occurred,” an Arlington County Police Department said. crime report. “Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect entered a business lobby and allegedly stole the victim’s wallet and car keys from behind the counter.”
“The victim then began to receive multiple notifications of attempted and approved fraudulent charges to his credit cards,” the crime report continues. “A lookout was broadcast and officers located the suspect in the area of Langston Boulevard and N. Glebe Road and took him into custody without incident. During the investigation, the victim’s property and fraudulently purchased merchandise were recovered.
The 34-year-old suspect from Montgomery Village, Maryland faces nearly a dozen charges, including “credit card theft (x3), attempted identity theft (x3), identity theft, attempted credit card fraud (x3), credit card fraud (x1), and Petit Larceny,” according to ACPD.
“He was held on bail,” the crime report noted.