Suspect Sought in Mount Vernon Robbery

Suspect Sought in Mount Vernon Robbery

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a robbery that occurred outside the 7-Eleven store at 8434 Frye Road, on Friday, Nov. 18, at about 6:30 a.m.

A 58-year-old woman went into the store and used the ATM to withdraw cash. She left the store and as she walked toward Frye Road, a man grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground. A second suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet and both suspects fled toward the adjacent apartment complex. The victim did not require medical attention.

One suspect has been identified and arrested. An 18-year-old man from Alexandria, was apprehended at his home on Monday, Nov. 21. He was transported to the Adult Detention Center and charged with robbery. The second suspect was described as 18-26 years old, of unknown race, about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing a red jacket, with a reflective vest over it, tan pants and construction style boots.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective E.L. Carpenter of the Criminal Investigation Section at the Mount Vernon District Station at 703-360-8400, or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.