The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in its investigation of the Feb. 29 armed robbery of a taxi driver in Ashburn.
The robbery happened 9:50 p.m. Monday. A taxi cab driver was traveling in the area of the StoneRidge Apartments when the driver of another vehicle ran a stop sign, forcing the taxi driver to stop to avoid a crash. The suspect exited his vehicle in the intersection of Broad Vista Terrace and Cornerstone Square and they got into an argument.
The taxi driver pulled out his cell phone to take photos of the suspect. A physical altercation then ensued and the suspect brandished a firearm and took the victim’s money and cell phone. The suspect fled the area driving south on Broad Vista Terrace.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 220 pounds with an athletic build. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a burgundy Lincoln or Chrysler sedan. Loudoun Sheriff’s Detectives have released a stock photo of a vehicle that is similar to the description of the suspect vehicle.
Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Det. C. Cunningham at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.