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UPDATED: Police Release Additional Details of Smashburger Robbery

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

policedoor700pxUpdated: July 28, 12 a.m.

Prince William County Police released a description of the individual who attacked a 22-year-old Gainesville Smashburger employee and stole a a bank deposit bag Monday.

According to police spokesperson Officer Nathan Probus, the suspect is a male of an unknown race and age, 5 feet, 7 inches, who was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

The suspect approached the woman from behind, stole the money and fled the area in a nearby vehicle.

The investigation continues.

Bristow Beat will report additional details when we receive them.


Original Story:

An employee of Smashburger, located at the Promenade at Virginia Gateway in Gainesville, told police a man assaulted her and stole a money bag after 9 a.m. Monday morning.

“An employee was leaving the business and walking to her vehicle when she was approached by unknown man, who assaulted her then took a money bag contained an undisclosed amount of money,” police spokesperson Officer Nathan Probus said.

According to police, the suspect got into a vehicle and fled the area.

A description of the individual and car are forthcoming.

Another robbery occurred 9:04 a.m. this morning at an Exxon station in the area Sudley Road near Balls Ford Road in Manassas; a masked man brandished a gun and stole money before fleeing on foot.

Officers described the suspect as a black male wearing black pants, black shirt and face mask; police employed a helicopter in the search for the suspect.

Officials have not announced any connection between the two incidents; however, they are investigating the possibility.

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