A man who is linked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for robbing eight gas stations in the Washington, D.C. region has robbed a ninth gas station, according to a report from the Fairfax County Police Department Friday afternoon.
Police said that the Sunoco Gas Station located at 2210 Gallows Road in Dunn Loring was robbed on Thursday, Dec. 10 around 4 p.m. by a man fitting the description of a man who is currently being sought by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after a string of robberies in Northern Virginia, Richmond and Washington, D.C. on the last month.
According to the Fairfax County Police Department, an employee of the gas station reported that a man entered the store, loitered for a short time and left. He returned, produced a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled. No one was injured, according to police.
The suspect is described as white, between 30-35 years old, around 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs between 160-180 pounds. He has a beard. He wore a black shirt and white pants.
Detectives for the Fairfax County Police Department believe the Thursday robbery is linked to a series of similar cases being jointly investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other local law enforcement agencies.
Most recently, the man being sought by the Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly robbed a BP gas station located at 6701 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church on Friday, Dec. 4.
On Sunday, Nov. 29, he allegedly robbed the Shell gas station at 6519 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the string of robberies started on Sunday, Nov. 15 when the man allegedly robbed an Exxon gas station at 8715 Lee Hwy., Fairfax.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported in a flyer that during each robbery, the subject of the investigation purchased an item from the gas station attendant, produced a black handgun and reached over the counter to pull cash from the register. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of this unknown robber.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, sending a tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.