WINCHESTER – The suspect in two armed robberies in Winchester on Monday morning was apprehended last night in Albemarle County.
Albermarle County authorities took 41-year-old James Edward Scott into custody about 10 p.m. after they saw a vehicle matching the description of one believed to be connected with the robberies.
The Winchester Police Department issued a be-on-the-lookout alert for the vehicle after the Hilton Garden Inn at 120 Wingate Drive was robbed around 4:35 a.m. and the 7-Eleven at 704 N. Loudoun St. was hit about 7 a.m.
Albemarle authorities searched Scott’s vehicle and found a hat that matched the description of one worn by the suspect in the 7-Eleven robbery.
Scott is being held without bond in Albemarle county.
Anyone with additional information regarding Scott or Monday’s robberies is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477 (TIPS) or the city police department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 540-545-4704.
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Detectives released images Wednesday of the suspect in two recent robberies in Dale City.
The unidentified man is accused of robbing the Shell gas station at 2990 Dale Boulevard and the McDonald’s across the street on Sept. 21.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot-10, with a medium build, short black hair, a mustache and a goatee. He was wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and a black hat.
Around 8:09 a.m., the man walked into the Shell station, implied he had a gun and demanded money from an employee. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot.
While investigating the incident, officers discovered a man matching the suspect’s description robbed the McDonald’s around the same time, according to police.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Prince William County Crime Solvers. Tipsters
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Montgomery County police are investigating two unrelated robberies that started as online sales, and officers are encouraging residents to use “safe exchange zones” to conduct such transactions.
Here’s a MyMCMedia video of Germantown District Capt. Mark Plazinski describing the safe exchange zone at the district’s station at 20000 Aircraft Drive.
Both robberies took place in the Wheaton area, when individuals placed items for sale online, then arranged meetings with people they believed to be legitimate buyers, police said.
The first case occurred about 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, when a man posted an advertisement to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Facebook, police said.
The two arranged to meet at Randolph Road and Dalewood Drive, police said. During the transaction, the “buyer” produced a handgun and stole the tennis shoes from the victim.
Police are looking for a man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, who
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