The robbery happened around 8 p.m. yesterday. A man entered the gas station displayed a gun to an employee and took an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. The employee was not injured during the robbery.
Authorities dispatched a police helicopter and several squad cars to look for the suspect, who is described as a black man, about six feet tall and 200 pounds, wearing a dark hooded jacket, a scarf and white gloves.
We were investigating an armed robbery at Sunoco on South Lakes Dr. around 8 pm https://t.co/ECk8xPv8M1
— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) November 29, 2016
Several readers wrote to us to report hearing or seeing the helicopter. One reader told us they saw four police cars speeding toward the gas station.