Two Say They Were Robbed at Gun Point
– September 4, 2013 10:23 am
WOODBRIDGE, Va.– Man and 15 year old, told police they were robbed at gun point from the backseat of their car.
More in a police press release:
Armed Robbery | Attempted Malicious Wounding –
On September 1st at 7:25PM, police responded to the 15200 block of Bannon Way in Woodbridge (22193) for a robbery.
The victims, a 37 year old man and a 15 year old male – both of Woodbridge, reported to police that they had made arrangements to meet an unknown man in the area above to buy a phone.
Once there, the suspect got into the backseat of the victim’s vehicle. During the encounter, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.
A physical altercation ensued and, at one point, the suspect pointed the handgun towards the victim and pulled the trigger. The gun did not fire and both victims were able to get away and contact police.
The suspect fled on foot with the victim’s car keys and a cell phone chip. Minor injuries were reported.
A police K-9 was used in the search for the suspect. Detectives from the Robbery Unit were able to identify the suspect involved in this incident.
The suspect, identified as the accused, was taken into custody without incident at his address on Lacrosse Ct. A search warrant was subsequently executed at the residence, also without incident.
Arrested on September 2nd:
Rodney Darryl MARTIN, 27, of 3428 Lacrosse Ct in Woodbridge
Charged with robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and attempted malicious wounding
Court date: September 25, 2013 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond