Fairfax Police Beat / Gunman shot clerk in cell phone store robbery; black male suspect fled towards Richmond highway

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 Gunman shot clerk in cell phone store robbery

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Those who want to take the property of citizens and shopkeepers abound in the wilds inside the Beltway as the Christmas season drives them to thievery in the quest for free stuff.

Fairfax County Police reports that an employee of a cell phone store was shot during a robbery. The clerk was robbed and injured at the Computer and Cellular store, at 2790 Beacon Hill Road in the Alexandria-area of Fairfax County, on Wednesday, December 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.

Police say the gunman 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.

Crime ReportDuring 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 a black male. 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 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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