The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department are investigating this robbery and request that anyone with information call the Washington, DC Office of the FBI at 202-278-2000, the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131, or contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477. You may also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

(Release Date 08/24/16)

Man Holds Two Adults and Child at Gunpoint While Committing Robbery

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a commercial robbery that occurred at Beauty Island, 7814 Richmond Highway on Tuesday, August 23 at around 11:15 a.m. A man entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect then forced two female employees and a 7-year-old girl into a back room before he fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victims were not injured. The suspect was described as black, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, muscular build, wearing a black ski mask, white shirt, and black pants.

If you recognize him, or if you have any information about the suspect, please contact Detective J. Hoffman at (703) 246-7800.

You may also contact Crime Solvers of Fairfax County by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), via web-based email at or, text “TIP187” plus your message* to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters who provide their information through Crime Solvers are eligible for a cash reward of $100 to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest. Tipsters remain anonymous and never have to give their names or appear in court.

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