An 18-year-old Ashburn man is being held without bond following his arrest for a series of thefts in the area.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Kwame Adjei was charged with felony robbery and three counts of grand larceny for incidents occurring on Dec. 12, Dec. 26, and Jan. 2.
In two of the cases, Adjei allegedly met with an acquaintance and asked to use a cell phone and then ran away with the phones. On Dec. 26, investigators say he met a victim at the Ashburn Shopping Plaza and asked to see the victim’s phone so he could make a phone call while they were walking in the area of Ashburn Village Boulevard. Adjei then allegedly assaulted the victim, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet before fleeing.
Court records show that he was out on bail following his arrest for the Dec. 12 incident when the others occurred.
On Jan. 3, at 4:00 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office’s Rapid Response Unit and patrol deputies located Adjei in the stairway of a building on Silkworth Terrace. As deputies approached, he ran, but was taken into custody after a brief chase. That resulted in an additional charge of obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to appear in Loudoun County District Court on Jan. 26 and Feb. 14.
He also has pending court dates for a probation violation hearing and a possession of marijuana charge.