Home invasion victim gave armed robber a leg up for the cops
DUMFRIES, VA. – Prince William County Police reports that a home invasion robbery hit a snag as the armed robbers left with the loot.
Police say that on January 5, 2016, at 1:16 AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 15900 block of Dolphin Dr. in Dumfries, Va., to investigate a robbery. The caller reported to police that two men wearing masks entered a rear door of the residence. Once inside, one of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded property from six occupants of the residence.
Police say as the suspects fled out the rear door, one of the victims, a 22-year-old man of Dumfries, followed and confronted one of the suspects. During the encounter, a struggle ensued and the victim sustained a laceration to his leg before the suspect fled on foot.
A short time later, officers were called to an address in the 17500 block of Victoria Falls Dr. in Dumfries for another man with a laceration to his leg. The man was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Detectives from the Robbery Unit quickly determined the man was one of the suspects involved and detained him without incident.
Minor injuries were reported by the victim and no property was reported missing. This incident was not random. The investigation continues.
Arrested on January 5, 2016, was Devin Thomas ROBINSON, 18, of 6261 Oakland Dr. in Woodbridge. Robinson was charged with robbery, burglary while armed, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. A court date was set for March 4, 2016. Robinson was held without bond.