Leesburg PD Nabs 1 Suspect in Pharmacy Robbery, Searches for Another

Leesburg Police have arrested one suspect at a recent robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy on South King Street and continue the search for a second man.

The robbery happened at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 when two men entered the business and demanded controlled substances from the pharmacy. The suspects fled the scene with the drugs. No injuries were reported.

Detectives identified Matthew Broome, 29, of Leesburg, as one of the suspects and charged him with one count of robbery and three counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

The second suspect is described as a 25-35-year-old slender black male with facial hair who is over 6 feet tall. He has not yet been identified.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the second suspect is requested to contact Detective D. Troxell at 703-771-4584 or atdtroxell@leesburgva.gov.Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-8477.

Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text.Text 274637 and begin the message with LPDTIP.

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