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Leesburg police searching for armed robber

The Leesburg Police Department has released a sketch of a man believed to have been involved in a March 2 armed robbery.  Photo courtesy Leesburg Police Department
The Leesburg Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a March 2 armed robbery.

According to a report, at approximately 7:45 p.m., a woman was leaving a business on the 700 block of East Market Street NE when she was approached from behind by a man demanding money. The suspect grabbed her by the arm and threatened her with a knife. The victim was able to flee the area in her car after the suspect was distracted by another person in the parking lot.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man approximately 5'4" to 5'6" with a thin build. He reportedly has a scar under his right eye and three earrings in his right ear. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and a black spandex cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mocello with the Leesburg Police Department at 703-771-4511 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Anonymous tipsters can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477) or using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.



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