Robbery in Springfield Area

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News Release: 2013-1750278/BW/(6)
June 25, 2013

Robbery in Springfield Area

Franconia Police District – Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred Monday, June 24. Around 10:20 p.m. a 27-year-old man attempted to purchase electronics from two men the victim had met online. After meeting at the Franconia-Springfield Metro “kiss and ride”, the victim and two suspects proceeded to a parking garage in the 6500 block of Springfield Mall, where one of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded cash. The victim complied and the two suspects fled on foot.

The first suspect was described as black, in his 20’s, about 6 feet tall, weighing around 180 pounds, with shoulder length dreadlocks. The second suspect was described as black, in his 20’s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with short hair.

Police remind buyers and sellers using online services to proceed with caution. Meet during daylight hours, never alone, and in a public place. Transactions with strangers can be risky and all those involved need to take precautions to protect their safety.

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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