Crime Roundup: New Hampshire Man Arrested After Robbery of Herndon Gas Station

The Fairfax County Police Department has made an arrest following an early-Monday morning robbery of a Herndon gas station.

According to FCPD, the incident took place at about 4:15 a.m. Monday when a man entered the Sunoco gas station at 13470 Coppermine Road demanding the gas pump be turned on but refusing to provide pre-payment. Police say the employee refused to comply, at which time the man claimed to be a U.S. Marshal. The man then “grabbed an undisclosed amount of money” from the cash register and left in a yellow Dodge Challenger.

While they were investigating the scene, officers received a report of a disorderly man in the lobby of the nearby Embassy Suites (13341 Woodland Park Road) whose description and vehicle matched those from the gas station robbery. Officers went to the man’s hotel room and attempted to talk to him, but they say he “disregarded commands from the officers and pushed them in an attempt to walk past them.”

The suspect, 37-year-old Ryan Charles Benson of New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with one count of robbery and two counts of assault on a police officer.

FCPD’s Reston District Station also reported the following crimes in the past week:

LARCENIES:

11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue, purse from vehicle

12300 block of Brown Fox Way, property from vehicle

2400 block of Centreville Road, cellphone from residence

12000 block of Glade Drive, merchandise from business

12000 block of Greywing Square, property from residence

11700 block of Indian Ridge Road, wallet from residence

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, merchandise from business

1800 block of Presidents Street, wallet from residence

2700 block of Prince Harold Court, laptop computer from vehicle

11800 block of Sunset Hills Road, gun from vehicle

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

1600 block of Stowe Road, ring from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

FCPD also reported an incident that took place in the 2400 block of Masons Ferry Drive, near Herndon, last Wednesday night. Police say that at about 9:30 p.m., a homeowner woke up to the sound of his bedroom door opening. When he looked, he saw a person standing at the door. The person fled through a bedroom window, and no items were taken.

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

No major incidents were listed in the Herndon Police Department’s weekly press report.

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