Saturday Night Crime Spree Ends with One Arrest; Search for Second Suspect Continues

Detectives are investigating a series of crimes that took place last night beginning around 10 in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria. It started with a commercial robbery at a Verizon store in the 6100 block of Little River Turnpike where employees were forced into a back room by two suspects who stole several dozen cell phones and left the scene. The employees were not injured.

The suspects were then spotted by officers nearby while attempting to leave the area in a car. A pursuit was initiated, but lasted only a couple minutes before the suspects crashed into citizen’s car and then into a creek bed. The citizen was not injured.

Officers arrested the driver of the car, 24-year-old Darrius Berry of Washington, D.C. The second suspect, his passenger, ran from the crash scene. It is believed he ran to a nearby shopping center and stole a car from a woman who was leaving work. She was not injured, but her white 2006 Toyota Sienna is still missing. It has Virginia plates VSJ-8268.

The outstanding suspect is described as a black man around 6 feet tall, between 215 and 230 pounds.

Berry has been charged with robbery, abduction for pecuniary benefit, felony speed to elude, felony hit-and-run, driving without a license, and driving without insurance. Additional charges are pending. Mugshot not available at this time.

Anyone with information on last night’s incidents is asked to contact us at 703-691-2131. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS. They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

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