Robberies in Region May Be Linked; Suspects Sought


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News Release:13/237/LHC
September 13, 2013

 

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Robberies in Region May Be Linked; Suspects Sought

            Mount Vernon and Franconia District – Police are investigating a series of robberies that have taken place over recent weeks.

            The most recent robbery took place on Wednesday, September 11 at around 1 p.m. Two men entered the convenience store at 6550 Edsall Road, approached the clerk with items as if to pay, assaulted the cashier, took money and fled.

            In three of the other robberies, two men entered a 7-Eleven store, displayed a handgun, took money and fled. In another case, suspects attempted to rob a 22-year old woman while she walked in the 6300 block of Backlick Road in Springfield at around 1:45 p.m.

            The robberies occurred at the following locations:

  • August 12, 2013 – 7-Eleven – 8146 Old Mount Vernon Road Alexandria, VA
  • August 21, 2013 – 7-Eleven – 2305 Huntington Ave Alexandria, VA
  • August 22, 2013 – (Attempt strong arm robbery of citizen) – 6300 Backlick Rd Springfield VA
  • August 24, 2013 – 7-Eleven – 7225 Old Keene Mill Rd Springfield VA

            Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Both are black, between 20-26 years old, and around 150-180 pounds. One suspect was seen in all black clothing and he was between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall with medium build. He wore a gray baseball cap with a white insignia. The other suspect was around 5 feet 11 to 6 feet 1 inches tall and wore hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

            If seen, do not approach and call 911 immediately. Store employees should be cautious of any individuals wearing clothing abnormal for the weather conditions. Police remind everyone to call in suspicious persons or activity. These individuals are also believed to be responsible for numerous armed robberies in Prince William County and the City of Fredericksburg. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

   



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