A series of robberies spanning the course of a month in northern Virginia could be connected, Fairfax County police said Friday.
Investigators believe the same two gunmen may have robbed several 7-Elevens, gas stations and convenience stores in Prince William County, Fairfax County and Fredericksburg between Aug. 9 and Sept. 11. During the most recent robbery, the store's cashier was assaulted.
Surveillance video from a Springfield 7-Eleven that fell prey to the robbers shows the men standing in line as if they're going to make a purchase. They then assault the clerk and steal the cash register's drawer.
Police described the suspects as two black men between 20 and 26 years old. Both weigh about 150 to 180 pounds. According to police, one was seen wearing all black with a gray hat and is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. The other is about 6 feet tall and wore a hoodie and black pants.
Both men are considered armed and dangerous.
These robberies were reported at the following locations:
- Aug. 9 7:12 p.m.: Sunoco Service Station, 1260 Annapolis Way, Woodbridge
- Aug. 12: 7-Eleven, 8146 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria
- Aug. 12 2:20 p.m.: Shell Service Station, 3186 River Heritage Boulevard, Dumfries
- Aug. 21: 7-Eleven, 2305 Huntington Avenue, Alexandria
- Aug. 21 9:09 p.m.: KFC, 1307 Devils Reach Road, Woodbridge
- Aug. 22 1:07 p.m.: 7-Eleven, 14820 Cloverdale Road, Woodbridge
- Aug. 23 2:50 p.m.: Shell Service Station, 2301 Plank Road, Fredericksburg
- Aug. 24: 7-Eleven, 7225 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield
- Sept. 6 12:30 p.m.: Handy Mart, 3054 Plank Road, Fredericksburg
- Sept. 6 2:18 p.m.: 7-Eleven, 12520 Gordon Blvd., Woodbridge
- Sept. 11: Exxon, 6550 Edsall Road, Alexandria
In addition to the convenience store robberies, police say the men tried to rob a 22-year-old woman as she walked along the 6300 block of Backlick Road in Springfield on August 22.
Investigators believe the men may also be behind several robberies in Prince William County and Fredericksburg.
If you have any information that can help police, call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477.