Mount Vernon Brief: Victim Shot during Robbery

Mount Vernon Brief: Victim Shot during Robbery

An employee was robbed and injured at the Computer and Cellular store, at 2790 Beacon Hill Road in the Alexandria-area of Fairfax County, on Wednesday, Dec. 23. A man entered the store just before 11:30 a.m., displayed a gun at a 28-year-old employee and stole a computer item. Another employee, a 65-year-old man, confronted the suspect and a struggle ensued.

During the struggle, the gun discharged and the victim suffered an apparent wound to the hand. The suspect fled on foot toward Richmond Highway. The victim was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was described as black. His face was covered and he wore a dark-colored jacket and dark jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 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.