Police blotter: Pizza delivery man pepper sprayed during robbery

A pizza delivery man was pepper-sprayed while trying to deliver an order last week in the Sacramento Drive area, the latest instance of violence against delivery workers in the area.

The incident happened Dec. 22 in the 8600 block of Beekman Place (see map) around 9:40 p.m., the Fairfax County Police said in Monday’s blotter. The assailant approached the delivery man as he was taking an order to a residence, sprayed him with pepper spray and then took the pizza. 

The worker’s injuries were non-life-threatening, police said. 

At least nine food delivery workers have been victims of robbery or attempted robbery in the Route 1 area since mid-2016, according to information previously provided in police reports.

Police also reported a commercial robbery last week in the Huntington area. Two men entered the Best Smokes located in the retail area of the Huntington Gateway (see map) around 3 p.m. The two men demanded money and took off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Other incidents from the holiday weekend reported in Tuesday’s blotter:

Distribution of marijuana/obstruction of justice:  An officer conducted a traffic stop after seeing a car with defective equipment around 12:20 p.m. Dec. 22 near the intersection of Boswell Avenue and Richmond Highway. Police say the officer smelled marijuana coming from inside the car, and asked the driver and passenger to exit the vehcile Police say the pair initially refused, but eventually got out of the car. Officers searched the vehicle and allegedly found narcotics inside.

Stephen Mack, 33, of Washington D.C., and Ashley Pollock, 30, of Maryland, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and obstruction of justice.

Larceny: 6600 block of Cavalier Drive, license plate from vehicle
Larceny: 6000 block of Richmond Highway, airbag from vehicle
Larceny: 6000 block of Richmond Highway, door from vehicle
Larceny: 7600 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 8200 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 9100 block of Richmond Highway, wallet from residence
Larceny: 6600 block of Wakefield Drive, door and airbag from vehicle

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