ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is announcing the arrest of three suspects in an armed robbery that occurred during the early morning hours on Wednesday, August 18. Belinda Pettus, 41, of Arlington, VA, Tyja Reynolds, 28, of Alexandria, VA, and Daniel King, 47, of Falls Church, VA, were each charged with two counts of Robbery and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. All three suspects were held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility.
At approximately 1:08 a.m., police were dispatched to the report of a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the two male victims and a witness were sitting at a bus stop in the 700 block of N. Randolph Street when the three suspects approached. One of the female suspects grabbed a cellphone out of the victim’s hands, produced a knife and demanded money in return for the cellphone. The suspects then threatened the victims with physical harm. The two victims provided an undisclosed amount of cash to retrieve the cellphone which the suspects returned before fleeing the scene on foot. Responding officers canvassed the area, located the suspects and detained them without incident.
This remains an active criminal investigation and 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).