Arlington, Texas 2021-05-11 14:15:59 –
According to police, a knife-wielding man carpooled a ride-sharing vehicle in Ballston this morning and ran the car with passengers on board.
The Arlington County Police Department announced the arrest of a man on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, the carjacking occurred around 7 am on 900 blocks of North Stafford Street near Ballston Subway Station. Officers found the car in the Lyon Park district south of Clarendon, began tracking it, and eventually ended at S. Gree Broad Road near Arlington Ridge Gian Supermarket.
A 27-year-old Alexandrian man is currently facing charges of hijacking and kidnapping. The passenger was not injured.
From others ACPD Press Release:
The Arlington County Police Department has announced the arrest of a suspect after an armed carjacking around Ballston-Virginia Square. Delonte Hall, 27, in Alexandria, Virginia, was arrested and charged with carjacking and kidnapping. He is not detained in Arlington County Detention Facility.
Around 7 am on May 11, police were dispatched to 900 blocks on N. Stafford Street to report an armed robbery. The investigation revealed that the rideshare driver was receiving the fare when both the passenger and the suspect boarded the car. The driver noticed that the suspect was not with his passenger and challenged him. At that point the suspect made a knife and demanded a vehicle. The driver got out of the car and the suspect escaped from the scene of the stolen car with passengers on board.
The responding police officer found a vehicle traveling in the area of Washington Boulevard on North Pershing Drive and began tracking it. With the help of Virginia State Police, the vehicle was blocked at the intersection of S. Gree Broad and Mead Street. The suspect was detained without incident. The passenger was not injured.
This remains an active criminal investigation.If you have information related to this case, please contact the Arlington County Police Department Murder / Robbery Unit (703-228-4180) or [email protected] Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Resolution Hotline 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
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