Arlington County police are investigating a Saturday evening armed purse-snatching in which a shot was fired.
Police were called to the 2000 block of S. Kent Street at 7:25 p.m., where a female victim reported she was getting out of her car when a man approached and brandished a gun.
He shoved the victim back towards the vehicle and demanded her purse. A brief struggle ensued during which the suspect fired a single shot, police said in a news release. The victim was not injured. The suspect then fled the scene on foot with the victim’s purse. Responding officers established a perimeter and canvased the area with negative results.
The suspect is described as a Black, in his late 20s to early 30s, 6’0” to 6’2” tall with a thin build. He was wearing all black clothing, a black neck gaiter and a black skull cap at the time of the incident. An older model, dark colored 4 door sedan was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed shortly after the incident.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).