Police believe same man responsible for nine robberies since January

Street sign for Pembrook Village Drive
Pembrook Village Drive has been the scene of multiple robberies. (Google Maps image)

The Fairfax County Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they believe is responsible for a string of robberies targeting delivery drivers.

Police believe the same man has committed nine armed robberies against delivery drivers since January 10. The plea for the public’s help comes amid a surge of robberies this year, with 30 reported in the Richmond Highway area since January 1, and 17 of those happening within the past month.

With the exception of one robbery in the Groveton area, all of the delivery driver robberies have been within a mile of each other, according to the police. Four of the holdups happened on Pembroke Village Drive (see map), while two others were nearby in the 4200 block of Buckman Road.

Date Time Location
1/13/2019 12:02 AM 8400 block of Richmond Highway
1/18/2019 4:30 PM Janna Lee Avenue/Tamarind Street
1/19/2019 9:55 PM 4300 block of Pembrook Village Drive
1/22/2019 9:00 PM 4300 block of Pembrook Village Drive
1/25/2019 7:31 PM 4300 block of Pembrook Village Drive
2/20/2019 8:22 PM 3400 block of Holly Hill Road
2/25/2019 11:08 PM 4200 block of Buckman Road
3/02/2019 10:08 PM 4200 block of Buckman Road
3/04/2019 11:03 PM 4300 block of Pembrook Village Drive
Fairfax County Police data

The suspect is believed to be a black man between the age of 20 and 30. He’s thought to be between 5 foot 8 inches and 6 feet tall, and he’s worn a mask and dark clothing during the incidents.

No image or drawing of the suspect was released.

Police believe the suspect orders food over the phone and has it delivered to a random address. Once the driver arrives, the assailant pulls a handgun and proceeds to take personal belongings and the food.

Police are asking anyone with information about the delivery driver robberies to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.