An Arlington man was arrested by Fairfax County police and is facing charges in connection with a series of recent armed robberies in that county.
Detectives from the Fairfax County Major Crimes Bureau determined that, in three of the four robberies, the suspect approached the victim, displayed a firearm and took personal property. In the other case, the suspect took a victim’s purse by force.
On Feb. 17, officers from the Franconia, Mason and West Springfield district stations were conducting a surveillance operation in Annandale when officers from the Mason District’s Neighborhood Patrol Unit observed a man matching the suspect’s description based on previously obtained surveillance footage. Upon further investigation, officers developed probable cause to arrest the man, identified as Tevago Bell, 32, of Arlington, police said.
Bell was found to be in possession of a BB gun at the time of his arrest, police said.
Bell was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with four counts of robbery and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was held without bond.