Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A man robbed the Sunoco gas station in the 13400 block of Coppermine Road in the early hours of Monday morning.
Fairfax County Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating the suspect who robbed the Sunoco gas station in the 13400 block of Coppermine Road on Monday. At about 2:50 a.m. Monday, a man entered the business and implied he had a weapon. The suspect demanded money, the clerk gave him cash and he fled. The Fairfax County police helicopter and several officers searched for the suspect but he was not found. The man is described as white with dark hari, in his early 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 140 to 170 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers anonymously at 1-866-411-8477.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Laptop allegedly stolen at gunpoint in December sale set up on Craigslist.
Detectives from the Herndon Police Department said Wednesday they arrested a suspect in connection with a Craigslist-related robbery in December. Mohamed Darseidia, 25, of Sterling, was arrested and charged with robbery and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for his alleged involvement in the case, police said. Herndon Police said on Dec. 27, the owner of a Mac Pro laptop was attempting to sell the computer to someone he met through Craigslist. He went to meet the possible buyer to sell the laptop in the 1000 block of Elden Street. When the victim arrived at the agreed upon location, the laptop computer was taken when he was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect fled and wasn't heard from again. Detectives conducted an intensive…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Herndon Police offer tips to help residents protect themselves when selling items online.
Matt Nielsen had never had an issue selling items on Craigslist — until his recent attempt to sell an old iPhone went wrong. Now, the Fairfax County Public Schools teacher is warning neighbors and other residents to protect themselves from thieves who troll Craigslist for robbery opportunities. Nielsen had sold a few items on Craigslist before, and decided it might be a good place to sell an old phone no longer in use. Within an hour of his ad appearing on the site Jan. 21, Nielsen got a response from a buyer asking if the phone was still available: He could pay in cash and was in nearby Sterling, he said. In a string of emails that followed, Nielsen and the buyer worked out the details — which carrier the phone had, when he’d be by to …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Gunshot fired during robbery; no injuries reported.
The Herndon Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding two men suspected of robbing the 7-Eleven at 1115 Crestview Drive. The two men entered the 7-Eleven at about 11:19 p.m. on Thursday and Suspect 1 pointed a handgun at the 7-Eleven employees, attempting to get them to open the cash register. Suspect 1 then fired a shot while the employees were trying to open the register. No one was injured. Suspect 2 acted as the lookout at the front door of the business during the robbery. Once the employees handed over an undisclosed amount of money, both suspects fled the store. Suspect 1 is described as a light-skinned male, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, 25-30 years old, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
West Virginia woman arrested and charged with robbery and threat to bomb.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Ana Ruth Melendez Rodriguez, 29, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. was arrested Friday and charged with robbery and threat to bomb, according to the Herndon Police Department. Herndon Police were called to a check cashing store, Cambio de Cheque, at about 11 a.m. on Thursday after a woman had walked into the business and handed the teller a note that she wanted money and had placed bombs on the premises. The woman left without any money and was gone before police arrived, though packages were found that could have been the ones she described. Herndon Police evacuated the building and called the Fairfax County Bomb Squad to come help investigate. Rodriguez has been taken into custody and brought to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where …
Police release few details as attacker remains at large.
A 52-year-old Herndon man was killed Friday afternoon during an armed robbery of a Columbia Pike jewelry store, the Arlington County Police Department announced today. The suspect remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to a police news release. Investigators say the man was killed during an armed robbery of a jewelry store in the 3200 block of Columbia Pike at about 4 p.m. Friday. He did not return home at his usual time, nor did he call to indicate he would be late, according to police. His family made numerous attempts to call him on his cell phone and at the jewelry store, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. When he didn't answer, they drove to the store and saw his vehicle parked outside, prompting…