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Robbery Suspect Sought

The Sheriff's Office is investigating a gas station robbery where a knife was brandished.

Shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, a black male walked into the Waterford Shell on Route 9 where he proceeded to wait for a few customers to exit the store. According to the report, as the store emptied the suspect brandished a large knife and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The suspect left the scene on foot and was last seen heading west.

The suspect is described as having a medium complexion and was wearing a black T-shirt and black jeans. He is said to be 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighs approximately 180 pounds.

Investigators are working to determine if a second black male who asked to use the bathroom a few minutes before the robbery may have been involved. He was described as having dread locks. They are also working to determine if a suspicious vehicle that was observed by several witnesses parked along Route 9 prior to the robbery may have been involved.

The incident is similar to an earlier Sunday, June 26, robbery at the Dulles Shell Service Center in the 900 block of Sully Road. According to the Sheriff's Office shortly before 10:15 p.m. a masked man entered the store of the gas station and wielded a large knife. The suspect told the cashier to give him money and then told her to lie on the floor until he left the store.

The suspect in that robbery is described as a black male, and is said to be approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighs around 160 to 180 pounds and was wearing black T-shirt. The suspect was wearing what appeared be a "doo rag" over his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator H. Craig of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.