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Weapons play role in incidents; two suspects in two armed robberies wore masks, police report

Incidents
Armed Robbery –
On Dec. 13 at 2:59PM, officers responded to the Boost Mobile located at 18069 Triangle Shopping Plz. in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a robbery. A store employee reported to police that an unknown masked man entered the store and approached the counter. During the encounter, the suspect implied he was armed and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched for the suspect who was not located.
Suspect Description:
A black male, approximately 5’4”, with a thin build
Last seen wearing black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a black mask and black pants

Armed Robbery – On December 16 at 1:00AM, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 14820 Cloverdale Rd. in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. A store employee reported to police that two masked men entered the store and approached the counter. During the encounter, one suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money from the cash registers along with the employee’s wallet. The second suspect brandished a knife and went behind the counter to retrieve the money and tobacco products. Both suspects fled on foot prior to police arrival. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched for the suspects who were not located.
Suspect Descriptions:
• A male of unknown race who was wearing a red bandanna over his face and all black clothing, white shoes and carrying a gun.
• A male of unknown race who was wearing a white full face mask, all black clothing and shoes, and carrying a knife

Reckless Handling of a Firearm – On December 15 at 2:23AM, officers responded to the 9600 block of Lafayette Ave. in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shots fired call. Residents reported to police that gunshots were heard in the above area. The investigation revealed that rounds were discharged in front of a home, possibly by more than one shooter, before the parties dispersed and fled in a vehicle. Officers checked the area and located shell casings on the street and an unoccupied vehicle that may have been struck during the shooting. No injuries or other property damage were reported. At this point, this incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

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