UPDATE: Arlington County Police have arrested and charged the burglary and arson suspect. At approximately 4:00 a.m. on April 19, patrol officers observed an individual walking in the area of Columbia Pike at S. Walter Reed Drive matching the description of the suspect. The suspect was found to be in possession of an item of value allegedly belonging to the victim business. Jimmy Andrews, 44, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with Arson, Arson while committing a Felony, Burglary and Grand Larceny. He is being held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility.
UPDATE: Arlington County Police Department releases surveillance video of Burglary and Arson suspect and continue to seek information regarding his identity.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Burglary/Larceny Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a burglary and arson suspect captured on surveillance camera. At approximately 4:14 a.m. on April 13, the Arlington County Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the 2600 block of Columbia Pike. After extinguishing the fire, the Fire Marshall responded to conduct an investigation and requested the assistance of the Arlington County Police Department. The investigation determined that at approximately 3:22 a.m., the suspect forced entry into the business and stole merchandise before intentionally setting a fire and fleeing the area on foot.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set male, 30-40 years old, approximately 5’10” to 6’0” tall and weighing 300 pounds. He has a full beard and a bald spot. He was wearing glasses, a light shirt, dark colored jeans and a backpack at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information on the identity of the individual or details surrounding this incident is asked to contact Detective T. Parsons of the Arlington County Police Department’s Burglary/Larceny Unit at 703-228-4172 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).