Weekend police blotter: Gas station on South Kings Highway robbed (updated)

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Police are looking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed an Exxon station on South Kings Highway near Telegraph Road on Saturday night.

According to police, a customer knocked on the locked door of the station around 10:20 p.m., close to the store’s closing time. A worker unlocked the door to let the customer in, and the suspect slipped in the door behind the customer.

The assailant implied he had a gun and asked for cash from both the worker and the customer, according to police.

The assailant fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The Fairfax 1 police helicopter and K9 units responded to the incident, and searched for the suspect in the neighborhoods along Kings Highway near the station. 

The store worker and the other customer were not injured in the incident, police said. The customer left the scene before police arrived. 

The suspect is described as possibly Hispanic or black, 25 to 30 years old, and 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing a black, North Face hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses. 

If you recognize either of the men, or have any information about the incident, police say to contact Detective D. McAuliffe at 703-46-7800.

Other weekend incidents in the Mount Vernon police district reported in today’s blotter:

Larceny: 8400 block of Frye Road, beers from business
Larceny: 2500 block of Parkers Lane, license plate from vehicle
Larceny: 6500 block of Richmond Highway, laptop computer from vehicle
Larceny: 7200 block of Richmond Highway, cash from business

This post was updated at 3:45 p.m. to add new information and photos released by the police.

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