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Police Arrest Man Linked to 3 Armed Robberies

Herndon Police say man allegedly held his victims at gunpoint between Jan. 22 and Jan. 30.

UPDATE: On April 18, 2013, Kenan M. Ozcan was found guilty of grand larceny and sentenced to six years with all but 2.5 years suspended.

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Herndon Police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint on at a hotel on Elden Street — and possibly two other victims in similar crimes this week elsewhere in Fairfax County.

Police said Friday they arrested 27-year-old Kenan M. Ozcan of Arlington in connection with the incidents. He is being held with no bond at the Fairfax County jail, facing charges of armed robbery and use of a firearm in connection with a felony from both the Herndon and Fairfax County Police Departments.

On Wednesday, a 22-year-old woman reported she was robbed inside a hotel in the 1000 block of Elden Street, where she was a guest. Ozcan allegedly produced a handgun and demanded money, then left the hotel with some of the victim's personal belongings, Herndon police said. He was seen leaving the hotel in a white vehicle. 

Detectives at the Herndon Police Department made a connection between that incident and two similar robberies in Fairfax County that took place Jan. 22 and 29. The actions of the suspect and the weapon used were similar, Herndon Police detectives said; they worked with the Fairfax County Police Department to identify Ozcan as a suspect.

At about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, a Herndon patrol officer saw a vehicle fitting the description of Ozcan's getaway vehicle on Elden Street. The officer stopped the suspect and took the driver into custody. He was positively identified as the suspect the Herndon and Fairfax County police departments developed.

Both departments obtained warrants for armed robbery and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for Ozcan. 

Ozcan is being arraigned in court Friday morning. A preliminary hearing date is set for April 15, according to court records.

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Don Joy February 01, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Undocumented wealth redistributor?
Dave Webster February 01, 2013 at 03:58 PM
This is a fast turnaround time even by Herndon Police standards. The robbery of the woman on Elden Street took place on Wednesday and the suspect was arrested on Thursday. It wouldn't surprise me if the story read "Herndon Police arrested the suspect as he exited the hotel on Wednesday."
James February 01, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Nice work!
Bob Bruhns February 01, 2013 at 09:44 PM
It is no small thing to arrest a suspect in an armed crime. Police officers face many dangers on the job, and this should never be forgotten.
Carol Bruce March 15, 2014 at 01:23 PM
This story is a year old. Why has it popped up again now?

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