Crime Roundup: Suspect Sought in Three Convenience Store Robberies

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video of a man wanted for an armed robbery at a Sterling 7-Eleven, and say the suspect may have committed similar crimes on Route 7 near Reston later the same evening.

LCSO says the 7-Eleven in Town Center at Sterling, just off Route 7 near the Fairfax County line, was robbed just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect entered the store and brandished a firearm at an employee while demanding cash. He was wearing a black mask, black jacket, jeans and black shoes. He fled in a white vehicle.

Police say the incident was similar to two others that took place in Fairfax County just minutes later. The Fairfax County Police Department says those robberies took place in the 11500 and 11700 blocks of Leesburg Pike (Route 7), near Baron Cameron Avenue, between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Thursday. A weapon was “implied,” police said, and cash and merchandise were taken.

No one was injured in any of the robberies, police say.

In other crimes reported by FCPD in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1600 block of Bachan Court, license plate and credit cards from business

1900 block of Upper Lake Drive, kayak from residence

12000 block of Walnut Branch Road, speaker from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Anyone with information about any of the incidents reported by FCPD should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

Elsewhere in the area, a 49-year-old Reston woman was charged with assault and battery last week in the City of Fairfax after an incident at the Goodwill Store (9906 Main St.). According to police, the incident took place at about 2:35 p.m. May 23. A 45-year-old woman from Burke told police that she was assaulted inside the store. A warrant was obtained for Agnes B. Simb of Greywing Square, and it was served Sunday. Simb was released on her own recognizance.

Also last week, 32-year-old Herndon man was arrested in Fauquier County. Police say Steven Espinoza was arrested at about 10 p.m. Thursday on an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

In addition, a Herndon teen was arrested over the weekend after he was found walking in a roadway in Loudoun County. Eashan S. Ahluwalia, 18, was charged with public intoxication after police found him in the area of Northlake Boulevard and Rim Rock Circle in Leesburg just after midnight Saturday night. He was released on a personal recognizance bond.

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