Police are looking for three women and one man in connection with two separate robberies that occurred on Saturday night (Dec. 22).
Around 7:30 p.m., a store manager at the Victoria’s Secret store in Reston Town Center (11929 Market Street) confronted three women who were seen shoplifting, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
One suspect pepper-sprayed the manager and a security guard as they attempted to intervene, before all three suspects drove off in a dark-colored Nissan Altima, according to the report.
The report gave the following description for the women:
They were described as black women in their 20s. The first suspect had a thin build, long black hair, a pink jacket with strips, and white sneakers. The second suspect had red hair, a blue jacket, a black shirt, and white and black sneakers. The third suspect had a black jacket, black pants, a white hat, and white and black sneakers.
A second robbery took place at 8:05 p.m. at the intersection of Monroe Street and Sunrise Valley Drive in Hunter Mill.
Police say a man with a gun approached a victim walking down the street and demanded money. The man then fled in a black sedan after taking money from the victim. The amount of money taken was not included in the police report.
“The man was described as black, with a deep voice, around 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a white coat,” according to the report.
Police say the victim was not injured.
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The Herndon Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify an armed man suspected of robbing M&T Bank at 1025 Herndon Parkway earlier this month. Photos of the incident were released by the department today (Sept. 20).
On Friday, Sept. 14 at around 5:05 p.m., the suspect entered the bank, presented a handgun, and handed the teller a note demanding cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
The man fled on foot, eastbound down Herndon Parkway. Anyone with information about the incident should call the police department at 703-435-6846.
Photos via Herndon Police Department
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.
Police said the woman was walking down South Lakes near Soapstone about 4:30 p.m. when a man attempted to grab her purse.
The suspect displayed a small knife and a struggle ensued, but the victim was not stabbed.
The suspect fled on foot and was described as Hispanic, about 25 years-old, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and 250 pounds, with a mustache and short hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts.
In other weekend crime news:
BURGLARY: 11700 block of Karbon Hill Court, Reston, Sunday, 12:50 a.m. A resident reported that she awakened to a man entering her home through a window. The suspect fled in an unknown direction and was described as white, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
TRESPASSING: 11000 block of Caris Glenne Drive, Herndon, July 22, 9:30 p.m. A resident reported someone entered their residence and shut off their power. No property was taken.
Moorings Drive/Chatham Colony Court, license plate from vehicle
1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, phone from residence
11100 block of North Shore Drive, food from business
8700 block of Potomac Hills Street, purse from vehicle
Police said a 24-year-old man reported her was walking on Glade Drive near Freetown Court about 5:30 a.m. when a gray SUV pulled up next to him.
A male passenger got out of the SUV, pushed the victim to the ground, produced a handgun and demanded money, police said. The victim handed over his wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash and credit cards. The suspect got back into the SUV which then fled west on Glade Drive.
The victim was not injured. The suspect was described as a black male, 30 to 35 years old, wearing dark clothing.