The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has apprehended a 21-year-old man suspected of trying to rob a store in the Dulles Eastern Plaza last night.
Christopher M. Coghlan was arrested this morning and charged with attempted robbery and wearing a mask in the commission of a robbery.
Last night, the Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video images of the suspect. Public response to the photos helped identify Coghlan as the suspect.
During the attempted robbery, the suspect entered the Mattress Warehouse in Sterling shortly before 6:30 p.m., implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. During the incident the suspect and an employee got into a verbal and physical altercation before the suspect fled the store. The victim received minor injuries during the incident.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective M. Grimsley at 703-777-0475 or to submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.