Last Friday’s gas station robbery in Falls Church, when a man armed with a gun held up a store on Wilson Boulevard and made off with cash, is now being investigated by the FBI as part of a string of armed robberies around the metropolitan area. Falls Church police reported no injuries and say the suspect fled on foot towards Roosevelt Boulevard after the Friday incident.
The FBI describes the suspect as a white male, between the ages of 30 – 40 who is about 6′ with a thin build. According to the FBI, the unknown suspect has worn a gray half-zip pullover shirt, khaki shorts or jeans, and a blue baseball hat with the logo “Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, October 18, 2014 – Laurel Park” at each robbery. The City of Falls Church police department has described the man as having a full beard and wearing glasses. He’s also being suspected of an armed robbery of an Shell Gas station at 6519 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church on November 29.
In the latest robbery last Friday, police say the suspect entered the BP gas station at 6701 Wilson Blvd. around 9 p.m. on Dec. 4, displayed a gun and then left with cash on foot. According to the FBI, during each of the robberies the subject purchased an item from the gas station attendant, produced a black handgun and reached over the counter to pull cash from the cash register.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of this unknown robber. The FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Arlington County and Fairfax County, Virginia Police Departments are investigating these robberies and request that anyone with information call the FBI at 202-278-2000.