Man Holds Two Adults and Child at Gunpoint While Committing Robbery

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial robbery that occurred at Beauty Island, 7814 Richmond Highway on Tuesday, August 23 at around 11:15 a.m. A man entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect then forced two female employees and a 7-year-old girl into a back room before he fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victims were not injured. The suspect was described as black, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, muscular build, wearing a black ski mask, white shirt, and black pants.

If you recognize him, or if you have any information about the suspect, please contact Detective J. Hoffman at (703) 246-7800.

You may also contact Crime Solvers of Fairfax County by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), via web-based email at or, text “TIP187” plus your message* to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters who provide their information through Crime Solvers are eligible for a cash reward of $100 to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest. Tipsters remain anonymous and never have to give their names or appear in court.

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