Police blotter: Man arrested after brandishing stolen gun; 3 robberies reported

A gun sale gone wrong and three robberies, including two where the victim was assaulted, were reported in Monday’s Fairfax County Police blotter.

Garcia mugshot


Leandro Portillo Garcia, 28, is facing charges of brandishing a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm after an incident Saturday afternoon in the 3400 block of Anker Street (see map), which is located in the Harmony Place mobile home park.

Police say Garcia got upset after a person he attempted to sell a gun to said they weren’t interested. Garcia allegedly threatened the victim, and when police showed up they arrested Garcia and determined the gun was stolen. 

Nobody was injured in the incident, police said.

There were injuries, however, in two robberies over the weekend. The first happened Friday afternoon around 4:45 p.m. near the intersection of Buckman Road and Main Street (see map). A teenage girl was hit from behind and then robbed of her cell phone as she was walking home, police said. 

The girl’s injuries were minor, according to police. The suspect was described as being a black male between 18-20 years old, around 5 feet 8 inches tall with short hair.

A man was hurt early Saturday after he was assaulted near the intersection of Seven Woods Drive and Sausalito Place (see map). The victim was walking when he was hit in the head with an unknown object from behind, causing him to lose consciousness, according to police. 

When the victim came to, he noticed that personal items had been taken. Police said the man’s injuries were non-life threatening and that the incident remains under investigation.

Another robbery occurred around 12:50 a.m. on Saturday morning, when a pizza delivery man was held up by two men in the 5800 block of Edgehill Drive in the Jefferson Manor area (see map). The assailants took cash and the pizza from the driver.

No injuries were reported.

Other incidents reported in the Mount Vernon police district from over the weekend:

Burglary: 3400 block of Audubon Avenue, 11/30/17 around 2:45 a.m. Someone entered the residence and stole electronics and cash.

Commercial burglary/destruction: 8228 Richmond Highway (Mega Mart Grocery Store), 12/2/17 around 4:15 a.m. Someone entered the business and attempted to steal merchandise but were unsuccessful.

Larceny: 7900 block of Central Park Circle, tools from vehicle
Larceny: 5900 block of Edge Hill Drive, sunglasses from vehicle
Larceny: 2300 block of Huntington Avenue, liquor from business
Larceny: 2300 block of Huntington Avenue, merchandise from business
Larceny: 4600 block of Lawrence Street, purse from residence
Larceny: 2500 block of Parkers Lane, license plate from vehicle
Larceny: 7300 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7800 block of Richmond Highway, purse from business
Larceny: 7900 block of Richmond Highway, cell phone from business
Larceny: 7900 block of Richmond Highway, property from business
Larceny: 8000 block of Richmond Highway, cigarettes from business

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