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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted armed robbery at the Sunoco on West Church Road in Sterling.

Authorities are working to determine if the attempted robbery in Sterling is related to an armed robbery in Leesburg earlier Friday.

In Sterling, the suspect reportedly entered the store shortly after 1 p.m., brandished a firearm and demanded cash. The suspect fled in an unknown direction before he was able to take anything from the store. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

The Sterling suspect is described as a white male who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the hoodie pulled up. He was unshaven. The LCSO began an immediate search of the area, but no suspect was located.

As a precaution, schools in the area were briefly placed on a lock-out. 

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Leesburg Police Department in the Leesburg investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the Sterling case is asked to contact Detective M. Grimsley at 703-777-1021. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 or submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app, which is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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NOT a Liberal

Interesting…This armed robbery subject, is described as a white male (with the approval of the LTM editor). While reporting on a second armed robbery that happened the same day in Leesburg (different article), the LTM editor (who I’m sure is looking for all the facts) allows the reporter to describe the suspect as an “adult” male. Is there an inconvenient description that the LTM doesn’t want to share? How about serving public awareness with all of the facts. Unfortunately, typical.


Some people think in racial terms. If someone (i.e. the police or a witness) identifies the suspect as white, then a journalist can repeat that. What a journalist should not do is to make a racial determination themselves from a photograph or video. What "Not a liberal" predisposes is that journalists are bias which influences the decision to use or omit racial descriptions. Instead, what it shows is "Not a Liberals" bias against facts and journalistic methodology and a preference for innuendo and bigotry. That suggest too much consumption of right-wing propaganda entertainment pretending to be news.


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