Loudoun Deputies Investigate Early Morning Hold Up in East Gate

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery of a convenience store in southeast Loudoun this morning.

Around 4 a.m. June 11, the suspect entered the Royal Farms in the East Gate Marketplace shopping center, brandished a firearm, and demanded cash from two employees inside. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers, the suspect fled through the rear of the store.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as wearing all black clothing and had a black plastic skeleton mask concealing his face.

Shortly after the robbery, a deputy responding to the scene observed a man run into a wooded area along Edgewater Drive near Pleasant Woods Court. A perimeter was established but no subject was located.

Anyone with any information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Det. C. Pickrell at 703-777-1021. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.

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