Thursday, May 28, 2009

Police Investigate Possible Enticement of 5-year-old

Arlington County Police Department's Special Victim's Unit is investigating an enticement of a juvenile that occurred last week at the Ballston Commons Mall

From a press release:

On Saturday, May 23, at 11:50a.m., a woman was shopping at the Ballston Common Mall in the 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard. Her five-year-old son was approached by an unknown African-American male.

The man asked her son to walk away with him, and offered him ice cream. When the child declined, the suspect left the area. The suspect is described as an African-American male in his 20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches with a medium build. The suspect had short hair and was wearing a bright yellow shirt and long black shorts.

This is being investigated as an isolated incident. The police department has not received any other reports of this nature, but parents should remain aware of their children's surroundings when in public.

Anyone with any information that may be relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Arlington County Police Department Tip Line at 703-228-4242, or Det. Dan Borrelli at 703-228-4052. Det. Borrelli can also be reached by email at

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