Man Arrested in Connection with Metro Station Auto Theft

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Metro Transit Police seeking public assistance locating stolen vehicle suspect in Alexandria. (Credit: Metro Transit Police)

Metro Transit Police seeking public assistance locating stolen vehicle suspect in Alexandria. (Credit: Metro Transit Police)

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(LANHAM, Md.) – Metro Transit police have arrested a suspect wanted in an auto theft that occurred in Alexandria on Saturday morning.

According to NBC4, police have taken 49-year-old Isom Cooper into custody in connection with the Addison Road Metro Station auto theft.

Police were able to track the vehicle to the parking lot of a shopping center on Van Dorn Street in Alexandria, through an iPhone that was left in the car. When police approached the vehicle the suspect fled, dragging a police officer a short distance.

The suspect abandoned the car and fled on foot. Later Saturday afternoon police found him at a Comfort Inn Hotel.

Police have charged Cooper in connection with the theft and say more chargers could be pending.

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