Arlington to Increase Speeding Fines in Some Residential Neighborhoods

The Arlington County Board today voted to establish a $200 additional speeding fine zone for residential neighborhoods that meet certain criteria. The move came in response to complaints from residents about speeding and pedestrian safety.

“Arlington is serious about pedestrian safety and serious about enforcing speeding laws,” Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey said. “The Board is taking this action to help deter drivers from speeding down residential streets, endangering people who are walking, cycling and using scooters to get around.”

The Board voted unanimously to approve the ordinance change, adopting…

Armed Robberies Leave Pentagon City Mall Shoppers on Edge

Two armed robberies have taken place over the past week in the Pentagon City Mall parking garage in Arlington, Virginia.

The first incident occurred Jan. 19 about 5:25 p.m. when a woman was approached in her parked car at gunpoint and forced to give up her cellphone, police said.

The robber fled the scene on foot.

A similar situation occurred Thursday around 1:50 p.m. when a man stepped out of his car and was confronted at gunpoint and gave up his keys on demand, police said.

The male thief got away in the victim’s car.

“When you have the use of a firearm, even if it’s just implied or shown, that is a significant escalation,” Arlington County Police Officer Ashley Savage said. “We do take that very seriously.”

A sign located in the parking garage outlines security precautions…