Police blotter: Two arrested after stun gun used during motel robbery

exterior of Virginia Lodge and sign

The Virginia Lodge on Richmond Highway. (Google Maps image)

Two people were arrested Friday morning after police say they used a stun gun on a patron during a robbery at the Virginia Lodge motel.

Amin Rollins Lockhart, 23, of Falls Church, and India Tyler, 19, of Manassas each face charges of robbery and felony use of a firearm, according to Fairfax County General District Court records. Lockhart also faces misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and larceny.

According to police, the victim was approached around 8:45 a.m. by a woman who knocked on his door at the motel, which is located at 6027 Richmond Highway (see map). The woman asked for change for a $10 bill, but the person in the motel room refused, police said. Moments later, the woman returned carrying with a stun gun along with a man holding a BB gun, according to police.

The woman then used the stun gun on the victim, and the assailants grabbed cash and cell phones before feeling. Police said that officers responding to the robbery were able to identify Lockhart and Tyler, but did not say how.

Another robbery were reported early Sunday in the Mount Zephyr area in the 8400 block of Richmond Highway (see map). Police say the victim was assaulted and robbed while walking home from a restaurant. The assailants took the man’s wallet and phone.

The victim was treated for his injuries at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, police said.

Other incidents reported in Monday’s police blotter in the Mount Vernon police district:

Larceny: 2500 block of Appian Court, wallet from vehicle
Larceny: 2900 block of East Lee Avenue, electronic device from business
Larceny: 2900 block of Farmington Drive, bag from vehicle
Larceny: 2300 block of Huntington Avenue, merchandise from business
Larceny: 6000 block of Richmond Highway, wallet from business
Larceny: 6300 block of Richmond Highway, purse from business
Larceny: 6700 block of Richmond Highway, purse from business
Larceny: 7600 block of Richmond Highway, shoes from business
Larceny: 7900 block of Richmond Highway, shoes from business
Larceny: 3100 block of Southgate Drive, tires from vehicle

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