Arrests Made in Armed Robbery Incident


Franconia District Police – Around 4:49 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, an officer responded to the 5900 block of Dungeness Lane, Alexandria, for a report of a robbery. The victim, a 24-year-old man, was sleeping in his vehicle when he was approached by two men. One of the suspects brandished a gun and demanded property from the victim. After the robbery, the suspects fled the area on foot.  The suspects were described as black and in their early 20s.  One of the suspects was about 6 feet tall and weighed 180 to 200 pounds.  He had a high-top style haircut and was wearing a gray shirt and dark pants.  The other suspect was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 180 to 200 pounds.  He had a short Afro hairstyle and was wearing a white shirt and dark pants.

During the investigation, it was determined the suspects had used the victim’s ATM cards at a convenience store in Alexandria. Detectives then identified the suspects as Dante Coleman, 19, and a 17-year-old boy, both of the Alexandria area, and obtained warrants for armed robbery and use or display of a firearm in committing a felony.  Further investigation determined both suspects were in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  With the assistance of the Martinsburg City Police Department, both suspects were taken into custody.

The juvenile suspect was arrested on Thursday, August 4, and Coleman was arrested on Sunday, July 31.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.