Robbers cut hole in roof of Fairfax business
By Martin Weil and Maggie Fazeli Fard,
A business in Fairfax County was robbed by two masked gunmen who entered through a hole that they cut in the roof, county police said.
The hole was found in the roof at ACE Cash Express on Huntington Avenue in the Alexandria section of the county, police said.
Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, an employee heard a crashing sound and turned to see a masked man pointing a handgun at her, police said. A second man, who also wore a mask and had a gun, allegedly appeared and demanded that she open the safe. The men took money and fled, police said. The amount was not disclosed.
Police said that the robbers were black men in their 20s and that they wore gloves and dark hooded sweatshirts as well as masks. One was described as 6 feet 4 inches tall and about 280 pounds. The other was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 185 pounds, and he wore dark sunglasses and a red bandanna. The hole in the roof was described as about 2 feet by 3 feet.