Suspects Cut Hole in Ceiling; Rob Business

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News Release:12/192/0056/LHC(2)
July 10, 2012


Suspects Cut Hole in Ceiling; Rob Business


            Mount Vernon Police District – Police are investigating a robbery in the Huntington area where suspects reportedly cut a 3 foot by 2 foot hole in a roof, slid through it and robbed the business.

            Police were called to the ACE Cash Express, 2254 Huntington Avenue, on Monday, July 9 at around 9:13 a.m. for a report of a robbery. An employee reported hearing a crashing sound, turned and saw a man pointing a pistol at her. The man grabbed her. A second man, also armed with a gun, demanded that the employee open the business’ safe.  The men took the money and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured.

            The suspects are described as black, in their 20’s, wearing masks, gloves and dark hooded sweatshirts. One was 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighed 280 pound. The other suspect was 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 185 pounds. He wore dark sunglasses and a red bandana.

            Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.



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