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17-year-old charged in murder of man found in Alexandria park


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested a 17-year-old  and took two people into custody in connection with the homicide of a 24-year-old man who was found dead in Beverley Park in November 2015. 

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The 17-year-old male was charged with murder on Wednesday, Alexandria police said. Two other suspects, a 16-year-old girl and adult male, were taken into custody in connection with the homicide of Jose Luis Ferman Perez. Perez was found dead in the park at the intersection of N. Overlook Drive and S. Overlook Drive on November 9, 2015. 

All three people arrested are believed to be members of the MS13 gang.

Old Town Alexandria fixture "Why Not" toy store closing stokes concern


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A fixture in Old Town Alexandria is leaving and there was concern Tuesday night, it could be the start of a new, disappointing look to the historic city.  

Soon, you won't be able to see children child playing with toys in a toy store in Old Town Alexandria. Why Not, the historic city's only toy store, is going out of business. 

"I thought this place would stand. It has such loyal customers," said Marianne Garbaliauskas who has three children, including a new born, and has been coming here for seven years. 

Kate Schlabach, who's owned the store for 47 years, said she can't compete with Amazon. 

"People are sad. I've had customers coming in crying. One brought in a photo of herself as a little girl on the beach holding one of the first plastic "Why Not" bags that we made," said Schlabach.

Police: Man used counterfeit card at Alexandria ATM


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a suspect who is believed to have used a counterfeit card at a SunTrust Bank ATM in Alexandria last year. 

The suspect took out money from the bank located at 5922 Richmond Highway on November 21, Fairfax County police said. 

He is believed to have used a counterfeit card as the original card was never out of the victim's possession. 

Police describe the suspect as a dark skinned white or Hispanic man. He was clean shaven, wore a dark jacket, a striped shirt and a baseball-style cap. 

Man robbed by group after being lured to location by woman


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man was lured by a woman to a location in Alexandria Monday night and then robbed by a group of people, police said. 

The robbery happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Duke Street, according to Alexandria police. There was a delay in reporting the incident to police. 

Authorities said the man was lured to the located by a woman and then robbed by two women and two men. No weapon was used and nobody was hurt. 

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Man wanted for robbery Alexandria bank with hoax bomb


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man is wanted in connection with an Alexandria bank robbery that occurred on Monday.

At approximately 2:25 p.m., police say an black male approached a bank teller at the Burke & Herbert Bank located at 306 East Monroe Street and a demand note along with a hoax bomb.

Police say the suspect left the device and fled the bank on foot.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of this bank robber.

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Water main break closes road in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- One lane in each direction of Duke Street has reopened after a water main break Monday morning, officials said. 

A water main break left Duke Street closed in both directions in Alexandria, Va. Monday morning, according to the City.

The 3600 block of Duke Street was closed in both directions, officials said. Drivers should use alternate routes. VA American Water says they learned about the main break around 3:30 a.m. Crews got to the scene around 5 a.m. 

They were trying to figure out the best valve to shut off the water to the broken main without disrupting service to too many customers. Drivers are being advised to use caution and drive slowly in the area. 

The DASH AT8 is currently detouring in both directions and may experience delays. 

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Police: Drunk man accidentally shoots himself in the foot


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A drunk man accidentally shot himself in the foot Sunday night in Alexandria, police said.

According to Alexandria police, the injuries to the man are not life-threatening.

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