Arrests made in Safeway robbery case

Arrests made in Safeway robbery case

By Derrick Perkins (File photo)

City police confirmed that two of the men involved in the south Old Town Safeway heist late last year have been arrested.

Calvin Leon Lewis, 29, of Washington, and Ray Allen Dicks Jr., 23, of Maryland, face multiple charges related to the November 17 robbery. While local authorities revealed that the two were in custody after The Washington Post reported the arrests, most details remain under wraps.

Lewis and Dicks, together with two other men, are thought to be behind a string of crimes across the region, and federal authorities have taken the lead in releasing information about their alleged activities, said Crystal Nosal, spokeswoman for the Alexandria Police Department.

“We are waiting [on releasing more information] because there is going to be a larger announcement from the U.S. attorney’s office,” she said.

The heist left Old Town residents shaken for several days. A bullet grazed one customer during the robbery, and authorities brought in a police helicopter to track down the thieves.

Lewis also faces charges connected to the holdup of a tobacco store in the Woodbridge area in November, according to the Post’s Matt Zapotosky. An individual was shot during that robbery.