Robbers cut hole in roof of Fairfax business

July 10, 2012

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.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477 or Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.


Police in Fairfax County are investigating a robbery in which suspects reportedly cut a hole into the ceiling to gain access to a local business. (Courtesy of Fairfax County Police)
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