The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two armed robberies at convenience stores early Thursday morning. The crimes maybe the work of a serial robber wanted for a string of holdups in the region.
The first was reported at 1:16 a.m. Feb. 22 at the 7-Eleven store along Loudoun County Parkway in South Riding. Deputies were called to the scene by an alarm. The clerk reported that a man entered the store carrying a firearm and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspect was dressed in a black hooded sweater, a black mask, black pants, and black boots. The victim was unable to determine race, but said he had an accent, according to the report.
The second robbery happened a half hour later at the Sunoco station in the Goose Creek Village center in Ashburn. At 1:47 a.m., a man entered the gas station and displayed a firearm in his waistband. The suspect demanded money then fled the store on foot. The suspect was wearing all black clothes, a black mask, and black gloves. He was described as being white or Latino, with an undetermined accent.
According to the Fairfax Police Department, the robberies—and another that occurred in Fairfax the same day—are being investigated as part of a string of 19 related cases dating back to Jan. 19.
In addition to Loudoun and Fairfax investigators, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is involved in the case, according to the FPD.
There may be multiple suspects involved. The robber(s)s appear to be males between 5-feet, 4-inch and 6-feet tall. The suspect(s) displayed a handgun in most cases, but during a Feb. 10 gas station robbery on Centreville Road on Feb. 10, a rifle was used.
The Fairfax Police Department has circulated these photos of the suspect(s).