Police blotter: Suspects in armed robbery caught after one shoots himself

Keith Bell, Allen Bell and Jeffrie Jones are accused of assaulting a man during a robbery.

Three men and a juvenile are facing multiple felony charges after a violent robbery in the Woodley Hills mobile home community on Saturday night.

Police say they caught the quartet after they drove to the hospital because one of the men involved accidentally shot himself in the arm following the robbery.

The robbery took place in the 2800 block of Camellia Drive (see map) shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday. The assailants allegedly assaulted and pistol-whipped the victim as he was walking near his home, according to police. All of the suspects were armed with handguns.

The group stole the victim’s wallet, phone and cash before he was able to run away and call 911. The victim needed to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital, police said.

Later that night an officer stopped a vehicle near a local hospital and discovered that one of the men inside was suffering from a gunshot wound. After further investigation, police say they determined that the four people in the car were involved in the earlier robbery.

The three men arrested were:

  • Keith Bell, 25, of Annandale
  • Allen Bell, 19, of Annandale
  • Jeffrie Jones, 25, of Fairfax

Each man was charged with robbery, firearm use in commission of a felony, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and felonious assault in the commission of a felony. Allen Bell was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

The juvenile faces charges of robbery and malicious wounding.

A police spokesman said Jones was suffering from the accidental gunshot wound.

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

Commercial Robbery: The victim was delivering food to a townhouse in the 4300 block of Pembrook Village Drive (see map) around 7:30 p.m. on Friday when he was approached by a man brandishing a handgun. The suspect demanded the victim’s phone, cash and food, and told him to run away. The victim borrowed a cellphone to call 9-1. The suspect was described as a black man, medium complexion, 6 feet 2 inches tall, late 30s to early 40s, clean-shaven, stocky build, wearing light-colored blue jeans, dark jacket and a black cotton hat.

Larceny: 3100 block of Lockheed Boulevard, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7700 block of Fordson Road, merchandise from business
Larceny: 2900 block of Arlington Drive, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7300 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7900 block of Flamingo Drive, merchandise from business
Larceny: 1500 block of Anderson Road, luggage from residence