Two Armed Robberies in 15 Minutes

Detectives are investigating reports of two armed robberies that occurred along the Richmond Highway corridor, in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, on Wednesday, February 3. The first robbery was reported at the 7-Eleven Store at 8226 Russell Road at 11:18 p.m. Two men entered the store; one displayed a handgun and demanded money while the other apparently acted as a lookout. An undisclosed amount of cash was handed over and there were no injuries.

The second robbery was reported at the Denny’s Restaurant at 7214 Richmond Highway at 11:33 p.m. Two men entered the restaurant; one displayed a handgun. One suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the business and from customers, while the second suspect took additional cash from another area in the business. There were no injuries.

In both cases the suspects were described as black, 20-30 years old. One was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and around 160 pounds, wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and a mask. The second suspect was about 5 feet 6 inches tall and around 150 pounds, wearing a green, hooded sweatshirt and a mask.

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, Mount Vernon Police District, Robbery, Weapon


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