Diamonds & Jewels Targeted in Robbery Attempt

Detectives are investigating an attempted robbery that took place on Sunday, December 6 as vendors were leaving the “Red Carpet Holiday Trunk Show” in the Tysons area at around 6:30 p.m.

Two businessmen had been showing diamonds and jewels at the show on 1900 Mervis Way and were driving away when a vehicle approached them near the intersection of Old Gallows Road and Gallows Branch Road.

Two masked men pulled in front of their vehicle and pointed a handgun at them.

The victim put his vehicle into reverse and fled.

The suspect vehicle was described as a dark four-door sedan, possibly a Mercedes Benz.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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Categories: Crime, McLean Police District, robbery attempt


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