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Leesburg gas station robbed of cigarettes, cash

Leesburg Police are searching for this man who they say robbed an Exxon station of cigarettes and cash. Photo Courtesy/Leesburg Police
The Leesburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man that robbed a gas station June 23 on Edwards Ferry Road.

A man went into the Exxon gas station/convenience store at 984 Edwards Ferry Road NE around 4:47 a.m., walked behind the counter and began to bag several packs of cigarettes, according to reports. He then opened two cash registers and took an undisclosed amount of currency from each register.

As the man was putting the money into his pocket he was confronted by the cashier and a brief struggled ensued with the man eventually breaking free and running from the store. It's unknown if the man eventually left the area in a vehicle or on foot. The cashier did not suffer any injuries.

The suspect is described as a black man, 30 to 40 years old, approximately 6-feet-tall and weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing a blue and white striped short-sleeved shirt, blue shorts and white sneakers.

The Leesburg Police Department is asking that if anyone has information about this incident or knows the identity of this suspect to contact Detective Vogel immediately at 703-771-4525.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at (703) 443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.
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