Arlington police arrest man, recover guns after finding parked stolen car

ARLINGTON, Va. (DC News Now) — Police arrested an armed man after discovering an unoccupied stolen car in Arlington on Wednesday.

The Arlington Police Department (APD) said that an officer was patrolling in the area of South Courthouse Road and 12th Street S around 5 p.m. when they spotted a parked, unoccupied stolen car.

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APD said that three people went back to the car, and two women were detained.

The third person, a man, tried to run away, but officers chased after him and took him into custody. Police identified him as 29-year-old Bruce Hill Jr. of Manassas.

APD said that officers recovered “three firearms, a ballistic vest, suspected controlled substance, and pepper spray” from the scene.

Hill was charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by felon, grand larceny motor vehicle theft, receiving a stolen firearm, wearing body armor while committing a crime, two counts of carrying a concealed firearm and obstruction of justice.

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