The man suspected of holding up two eastern Loudoun pharmacies in hopes of stealing drugs on Monday is behind bars.
Shawn C. McMahon, 34, of Great Falls, was arrested Monday night following a traffic stop by Fairfax County police. He was charged in Fairfax with possession of a Schedule I Narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia. Loudoun detectives obtained warrants against him for robbery and attempted robbery.
The first attempted robbery happened at 11 a.m. at the Rite Aid store in Cedar Lake Plaza. The man handed the pharmacist a note that implied he had a gun. The note demanded prescription medication. The suspect, who left empty handed, was described as wearing sunglasses and a “Make America Great Again” hat.
An hour later, at the CVS store on Enterprise Street, the same suspect handed the pharmacist a note implying he had a gun and demanded prescription narcotic medications. The suspect was given prescription medication before fleeing.