Police are currently investigating a number of robberies that have been reported in the past few weeks in the Franconia and Mount Vernon districts.
The Franconia District Station covers part of the Annandale area.
According to an FCPD news release Friday, the most recent incident happened around 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at 6550 Edsall Rd., when two men entered the store and approached the clerk as if to pay for items. Instead, the two men assaulted the cashier, took money and fled the scene.
Police say in three of the other robberies, two men entered a 7-Eleven and displayed a handgun. They then proceeded to take money from the different 7-Eleven locations and fled.
In another incident, suspects attempted to rob a 22-year old woman while she walked in the 6300 block of Backlick Road in Springfield at around 1:45 p.m.
Police suspect the following robberies may be connected:
- August 12, 2013 – 7-Eleven – 8146 Old Mount Vernon Rd., Alexandria
- August 21, 2013 – 7-Eleven – 2305 Huntington Ave., Alexandria
- August 22, 2013 – (Attempt strong arm robbery of citizen) – 6300 Backlick Rd., Springfield
- August 24, 2013 – 7-Eleven – 7225 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield
One suspect was seen in all black clothing and was between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall with medium build. He wore a gray baseball cap with a white insignia, according to FCPD. The other suspect was around 5 feet 11 to 6 feet 1 inches tall and wore hooded sweatshirt and black pants. FCPD has posted surveillance video of the suspects (video is also provided above).
FCPD warns store employees to be cautious of anyone wearing unusual clothing for the weather conditions. Police advise citizens not to approach the suspects and call 911 immediately, if seen.
Police also remind everyone to call in suspicious activity. The suspects in these particular incidents are also believed to be responsible for numerous armed robberies in Prince William County and the City of Fredericksburg.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org< http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org> or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at703-691-2131.