Potomac Mills — the new Springfield Mall crimeland; purse snatcher nabbed

Strong Armed Robbery – On July 10th at 11:44AM, officers responded to Potomac Mills Mall located at 2700 Potomac Mills Cir in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 28 year old woman of Alexandria, reported to police that she was confronted by an unknown man while inside the mall. The man eventually walked away from the victim but confronted her again in the parking lot. During the encounter, the victim reached for her cell phone to call police. At that point, the man forcibly grabbed the victim’s cell phone and fled the area. Officers located a man that matched the description provided by the victim. Following the investigation, the man, identified as the accused, was determined to be the suspect involved in the prior incident and was arrested. During a search, the victim’s cell phone was recovered in the suspect’s possession.