Arrest Made in Series of Annandale Robberies

Mason Police District – An Arlington man was arrested last night and is facing charges in connection with a series of recent armed robberies. Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau determined that in three of the four robberies, the suspect approached the victim, displayed a firearm and took their personal property. In the other case, the suspect took a victim’s purse by force. 

Last night, officers from our Franconia, Mason and West Springfield District Stations were conducting a surveillance operation in Annandale when officers from the Mason District’s Neighborhood Patrol Unit observed a man matching the suspect’s description based on previously obtained surveillance footage. Upon further investigation, officers developed probable cause to arrest the man, identified as Tevago Bell, 32. He was found to be in possession of the below depicted bb gun. Bell was taken to the Adult Detention Center and charged with four counts of robbery and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and held without bond.  

Details pertaining to the robberies Bell was charged with were previously posted on FCPD’s Weekly Recaps. 

  • ROBBERY: 4200 Markham Street, 2/16/21, 9:46 a.m. A woman was approached by a man with a gun who grabbed her property and ran away. The woman suffered minor injuries. 
  • ROBBERY: 7800 block of Heritage Drive, 2/6/21, 2:38 p.m. A woman was approached by a man who threw her to the ground and took property before running away. No injuries were reported.
  • ROBBERY: 7000 block of Little River Turnpike, 1/21/21, 10:35 p.m. A woman was approached by a man with a gun who demanded personal property. He ran away from the area with the property, no injuries were reported. 
  • ROBBERY: 4200 block of John Marr Drive, 1/9/21, 7:30 p.m. The victim was sitting in his parked car when a man approached with a gun and demanded money. The man took cash and ran away. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding these incidents or other robberies to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 5. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

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