FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -- Police say they have arrested a man for identifying himself as a police officer and then assaulting and robbing a 93-year-old man on Leesburg Pike on Wednesday morning.
Fifty-nine-year-old Rudolph Victor Curtis of Arlington is charged with robbery, malicious wounding and impersonating a law enforcement officer after the incident.
According to police, the 93-year-old man was leaving his car in the 5700 block of Leesburg Pike on Wednesday before 10:24 a.m. when Curtis allegedly approached him and told the man he was a police officer. The victim said that Curtis displayed some type of credentials before demanding his license. The victim told police that Curtis then struck him in the face several times before taking his wallet and fleeing in a Ford Mustang.
Some witnesses came to the aid of the 93-year-old man, who was later treated for minor injuries. Police say witnesses provided enough information to help identify Curtis as the suspect.
Police now say Curtis is also connected to two other cases involving older citizens. In one incident on June 9, an 85-year-old man had his wife stolen in the 3400 block of South Jefferson Street. In the second incident, an 81-year-old man was robbed of his cash on July 24 in the 3400 block of South Jefferson. Neither of those victims were injured.
The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with additional information to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.