Police: Stolen car driven through 7-Eleven window in failed robbery attempt

Boarded up window next to 7-Eleven door
The Fairhaven Avenue 7-Eleven is seen two days after a car was driven through the front window.

A trio of would-be thieves allegedly drove a car, later determined to be stolen, through the front window of a local 7-Eleven early Thursday morning in a failed attempt to steal an ATM machine, according to police.

The bizarre incident happened around 3:50 a.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 2405 Fairhaven Avenue (see map). Police said nobody was injured during the episode, which saw the thieves apparently give up on stealing the ATM and drive off. Police sad the car was later found nearby, but the suspects remain at large.

The damage inside the store was mostly limited to the giant glass window destroyed in the incident, as well as the ATM. The missing window was boarded up and the store remains open.

Other incidents reported in the Fairfax County Police blotter for the Mount Vernon district earlier this week:

Larceny: 8600 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7900 block of Fort Hunt Road, merchandise from business
Larceny: 2400 block of Windbreak Drive, package from residence
Larceny: 5900 block of Richmond Highway, phone, wallet and keys from locker room
Larceny: 3600 block of Robert E. Lee Place, license plate from car
Larceny: 7900 block of Fort Hunt Road, merchandise from business
Larceny: 2400 block of Windbreak Drive, package from residence
Larceny: 5900 block of Richmond Highway, phone, wallet and keys from locker room
Larceny: 3600 block of Robert E. Lee Place, license plate from car

Stolen Vehicle: 6700 block of Richmond Highway, 2000 Toyota Camry

Incidents from Thursday’s blotter:

Larceny: 5900 block of Richmond Highway, license plate from vehicle
Larceny: 8600 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business

Incidents from Wednesday’s blotter:

Unlawful Entry: The victim contacted police after finding a broken window on a vacant rental property in the 2900 block of Dunbar Street (see map) around 12:50 p.m. on January 29. Several juveniles ran from the home after officers arrived, and they were taken into custody. Nothing was reported taken.

Larceny: 5900 block of Grand Pavilion Way, bike from location

Incidents from Tuesday’s blotter:

Burglary: The manager of the Best Smokes Tobacco Outlet store at 5946 Richmond Highway discovered front glass broken and several cigarette cartons on the floor around 4:00 a.m. on January 28. Merchandise was taken from the business.

Larceny: 2400 block of Windbreak Drive, wallet from vehicle
Larceny: 8200 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 6600 block of Richmond Highway, wallet from purse
Larceny: 1600 block of Belle View Boulevard, license plates off vehicle

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