OFFICERS ARREST ONE JUVENILE AFTER MAN SET ON FIRE IN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

West Springfield District Station – A 14-year-old juvenile is facing attempted robbery and malicious wounding charges after setting a man on fire in Annandale. The boy was arrested yesterday and taken to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. Investigators are working to identify others involved, all of whom are believed to be juveniles. On Sunday, around 2:45 p.m., officers were called to the 4500 block of Commons Drive for the report of several people assaulting and attempting to set a man on fire. When officers arrived, they found a man who had burns on his clothing and backpack. Officers got descriptions of the suspects and quickly searched the area. Further investigation revealed several juveniles had planned to rob the man of his backpack. The man, who was initially sleeping, awoke to the juveniles setting his backpack on fire. The man was treated for injuries to his upper body and was released from the hospital.