Two businesses located in Falls Church City were robbed over the Labor Day weekend, the Falls Church Police Department said in a press release on Monday. Falls Church police said that the two robberies, both of which took place on S. Washington Street, are “seemingly unrelated.”
The first robbery occurred on Saturday, Sept. 5, at about 5:15 p.m. when Fast Auto Loan, located at 336 S. Washington Street, was robbed of cash. The suspect in this robbery was described as a black male, about 5’10” to 6’ tall, wearing black clothing. No weapon was implied or displayed. The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.
Two days later, on Labor Day morning at 10:30 p.m., police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Smash Burger, located at 308 S. Washington Street. The suspect was described as a black male, light complexion, in his 20s, about 5’10”. His face was covered except for his eyes and he was wearing gloves.
According to the police report, the suspect entered the business after it was closed and tried, but failed, to discharge a taser at an employee. He demanded the employee open the safe, but the employee did not oblige. The suspect fled on foot without any cash or valuables. There were no injuries.
The Falls Church Police Department is asking anyone with information on either robbery to call them at 703-248-5053 (TTY 711).