Four people, including a 19-year-old Annandale woman, have been charged for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery that Fairfax County police say ended with a crashed vehicle after a police chase.
Police said they were called to an apartment complex on April 19 in the 3100 block of South Manchester St. in Falls Church around 10 p.m.
Two sisters, 24 and 17 years old, told police they were walking through the parking lot when they were surprised by two men, police said. Police said one man brandished a handgun, pointing it at both sisters and demanded their cash and other items. Police said the sisters complied and both men then fled on foot.
Police said responding officers were then able to locate the men inside a vehicle in the area of Leesburg Pike and Carlyn Springs Road. A traffic stop was initiated but the vehicle fled and a police pursuit ensued.
During the pursuit, police said the suspect vehicle struck another car in Arlington County at Columbia Pike and South Glebe Road. “Arlington County Police aided in the pursuit while it was in Arlington,” said Fairfax County spokesperson Shelley Broderick. “But they did not cross over into D.C. with Fairfax County police.”
Broderick said the pursuit continued into Washington, D.C., where the suspect vehicle crashed into a barrier wall at C Street and Washington Avenue.
Broderick said Marcus Woodland, 25, and Christopher Woodland, 31, both of Washington, D.C. were taken into custody by Fairfax County Police and turned over to Metropolitan Police.
“Currently they are each charged with robbery, but additional charges are pending,” she said.
Abena Okrah, 19, of the 4200 block of Americana Drive in Annandale, and Beverly Starr, 25, of Washington, D.C. — both passengers in the vehicle — were also taken into custody and turned over to Metropolitan Police. They were both charged with receiving stolen property.
All four suspects are awaiting extradition to Fairfax County. “They may fight the extradition, but the process has begun,” Broderick said.
Six small children, all under the age of 6, were also inside the car. All six children were turned over to Child Protective Services in the District, according to Broderick, who added that there were no reported injuries.