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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery involving five male suspects wearing dark-colored sweatshirts and ski masks who allegedly stole a victim’s cell phone on Wednesday, Nov. 17 in Sterling.

The sheriff’s office said in a statement that two victims involved in the incident reported meeting in the area of Westminster Place near Courtyard Square in Sterling around 8 p.m. Wednesday. The victims were approached by five unidentified males and one female, all of whom were wearing masks that covered their faces.

In the ensuing interaction, the alleged suspects demanded the victim’s belongings and gave chase when the victims fled on foot. One of the suspects implied he had a firearm, and a second was believed to be carrying a firearm in his waistband, according to the LCSO. One victim was allegedly pushed to the ground and had his cell phone taken, receiving minor injuries in the process.

The five male suspects were described as Black, in their mid-to-late teens, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office encourages anyone with useful information regarding this case to contact Detective K. Mitchell at 703-777-1021. Tips may also be submitted via the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app, which the LCSO said is available for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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