Alexandria Police Department Investigates After Vehicle Was Briefly Stolen With A Child Inside

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Alexandria Police Department Investigates After Vehicle Was Briefly Stolen With A Child Inside

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2021
 
The Alexandria Police Department is conducting an investigation into a stolen auto and a firearm brandishing incident.

On March 8, 2021 around 8:20 p.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of Executive Avenue and learned an adult male and a child were in a vehicle that was parked and running.  The male then exited the vehicle to briefly run into the building, leaving the child in the backseat.  When he returned, he saw a male suspect in the vehicle, driving away with the child still in the backseat.  The suspect stopped the vehicle about a block away, jumped out and ran away.  The victim chased the suspect for several blocks until the suspect brandished a firearm.  The victim then returned to the scene of the incident.  The suspect got away. 

The child was found safe.  There were no injuries reported.  This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Detective Anthony LaRusso at 703.746.6618.

Remember, never leave a child in a vehicle unattended.  Always lock your vehicle’s doors.  Keep your keys, key fobs and valuables either on your person, hidden or locked up in a safe place.

For media inquiries only, contact Amanda Paga, Senior Public Information Officer, at amanda.paga@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.6600.  

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