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Fairfax16-year-old tries to abscond with firearm in Vienna

16-year-old tries to abscond with firearm in Vienna

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Vienna police officers responded on March 10 at 4:08 p.m. to a reported robbery in progress at Vienna Arsenal, 386 Maple Ave., E.

A man had listed a firearm for sale on a Website and agreed to meet with the prospective buyer at the Vienna Arsenal to complete the transaction.

The complainant stated that the suspect picked up the gun, said he needed to get the money from his car and began to run away with the weapon.

The seller chased the suspect into the bank’s parking lot next door, drew his firearm, ordered the suspect to stop and walked him back to where the incident occurred, police said. The seller held the suspect until police arrived.

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The suspect provided the officers with false identifying information, police said, but officers were later able to identify him as a 16-year-old boy from Maryland.

Police transported him to the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center, where authorities issued a petition charging him with grand larceny and providing false identification.

Authorities remanded him to the custody of the detention center’s staff and notified the juvenile’s parents.

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