The Leesburg Police Department is hunting for a 21-year-old alleged gang member who is suspected in abduction and robbery cases yesterday.
According to the report, officers were called to Campbell Court in the Potomac Crossing neighborhood shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a reported abduction. The victim told investigators he was forced at gunpoint into a vehicle but escaped by jumping out while it was moving. He then called for help.
Officers identified two suspects and the vehicle used in the abduction. The vehicle was later located and one suspect was taken into custody, along with a female companion.
During the search for the second suspect, a 911 call reported a robbery at the Edwards Ferry Road Exxon station. After interviewing the clerk, investigators determined that the suspect had attempted to rob the store, but fled before officers arrived. A bloodhound from Fairfax County was called to help with the search but the suspect got away.
Police are looking for Victorious V. Minter, of Leesburg. He is described as a known gang member who should be considered armed and dangerous.
Loudoun court records show Minter was indicted on a gang participation charge in 2011, but that the charge was dismissed at trial. He was convicted of misdemeanor obstruction of justice and identity theft charges in 2013.
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to contact the department at 703-771-4500. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-442-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin with LPDTIP.