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3 Armed-Robberies in 1 Night

Police are investigating possibility that Monday night robberies are linked to earlier incidents.

<bt>Fairfax County Police are investigating three armed robberies that occurred on the evening of Monday, Oct. 25, in the Kingstowne area.

While delivering a pizza to a home in the 6300 block of Hillary Court, a 34-year-old Springfield-area man was robbed at gunpoint around 11:30 p.m.

According to a Fairfax County Police release, a man with a gun grabbed the arm of the victim and walked him to the back of the house, where he demanded the victim's wallet.

The suspect is described as black, in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds. He wore cornrows; a white, long-sleeved sweat shirt; and dark-colored pants.

Earlier that same evening, around 10 p.m., a 38-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint while walking east on Crestleigh Way near Crestleigh Circle in the Kingstowne area.

According to police, a man with a gun approached the victim from behind and told him to stop. The robber then told the victim to walk to a path in the 6500 block of Brookleigh Way, where he demanded the victim's wallet and briefcase. Two people walking dogs came upon the robbery, and the suspect fled on foot heading south behind the townhouses.

The suspect in this robbery is described as black, in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing a dark down jacket; baggy, dark pants; a scarf and hat.

On a path that connects Rockleigh Way and Crestleigh Way in the Kingstowne area, a third armed robbery occurred earlier that evening. At 9:50 p.m., a 41-year-old man and his wife were walking on the path, when they were approached by a man with a gun. While the wife ran to a nearby location to call police, her husband stayed behind with the suspect, who had grabbed the man by the jacket. The victim dropped his belongings, slipped out of his jacket, and he, too, ran home. When police arrived, the items that the victim dropped during the robbery were gone.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a dark-colored pea coat and knit, multi-colored hat and tan-colored pants.

Police are looking into the possibility that the robberies are linked and that they are related to similar incidents that have occurred near the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station since Sept. 21. Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect(s) involved is asked to call the Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 703-691-8888.