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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This Week in Crime: The Really Quite Tepid Case Unit

091509robbsuspphoto.jpgFairfax County Police are focusing attention on two ongoing cases -- a robbery of a 7-11 on Leesburg Pike in August and the series of burglaries targeting Indian families.

First, the 7-11 robbery. Police have shared an image from the surveillance camera, and amazingly, the suspects have changed races.

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three suspects responsible for a robbery at a 7-Eleven store, located at 10508 Leesburg Pike. A 26-year-old woman was working at the store on Tuesday, August 11 around 2:30 a.m., when three men, one armed with a gun, entered the store. The armed suspect went behind the counter and began kicking the victim, demanding money. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and other merchandise and put it in large white sacks. They fled on foot West on Leesburg Pike. The victim was not seriously injured.

The suspects were described as black men, between 18 and 21 years old. Two suspects were around 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall. The third was about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall. All the suspects wore dark clothing.
Previous information released about the incident indicated that there were only two suspects, and they were described as Hispanic. Details!

As for the burglaries targeting Indian families, an August burglary in Springfield and two others in Loudoun County may be related... and the feds are now involved.
According to another Indian burglary victim, Raman Kumar, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has also become interested in the burglaries because passports, green cards and social security cards have been stolen in many of the burglaries. “I received a call from the FBI today and they will touch base with Lt. Paul Mitchell to see in what capacity the FBI can assist,” Kumar said on Sept. 10.
Stealing jewelry is one thing. But when you start targeting passports, as these folks allegedly have, chances are the Men in Black are going to start paying attention.

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