Mount Vernon Police District – After a thorough investigation, detectives from the Major Crimes Division, Robbery Squad, identified the suspect involved in the Party Depot robbery from September 13.

On Friday, September 16, warrants were obtained for Cornelius Anthony Sniper, 29, of Alexandria for four counts of abductionrobberypossession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and use or display of a firearm in commission of a felony. Sniper was arrested on Tuesday, September 20, and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where the warrants were served.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chambers at 703-246-7800 or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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Original Blotter Entry (09/13/16) – ROBBERY: 6700 block of Richmond Highway, 09/13/16, 10:24 a.m. Police responded to a report of a man who entered a business, approached two employees, displayed a handgun, and took an undisclosed amount of cash. He fled on foot towards Tower Drive, while police were arriving on-scene. Multiple resources responded to assist and attempted to locate the suspect. The suspect was described as black, about 6 feet tall, wearing a light gray shirt, black jeans, and a black hat with a red stripe. The victims did not require medical attention.