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Illustrations 1 and 2, Police sketches of two men who robbed a Franconia woman last week. $120

The following is provided from the Fairfax County Police Department. As part of its Crime Solvers program, the police department idenifies a Crime of the Week and asks citizens to contact police with any information they may have.

Crime Solvers seeks help on information about two men who robbed a Franconia area woman and her young son in their home on Towanda Road. The robbery occured about 2:45 p.m. Oct. 12.

The woman reported that she has just returned home from Shopping at a supermarket when she heard a knock on her front door. When she answered, two men forced their way inside.

One man produced a revolver and forced the woman to lie on the floor, while the other man ripped out telephone wires and searched the house. He found some rope in the basement and used it to tie up the victim.

The men took cash and jewelry from the home. They were seen leaving the Towanda Road area in a 1965 to 1968 faded green Chevrolet two-door sedan.

Both men were described as about 19 years old. One was described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with short brown hair and a slight mustache. He was said to have been wearing a red-and white checked shirt, light-colored pants and a shell necklace. The other man was described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall weighing about 150 pounds, with a medium Afro and a slight mustache. He was said to be wearing a bulky, gray V-neck sweater with a large collar and black-and-gray checks pants.

Persons with any information about this crime or any other crime committed in Fairfax County should call Crime Solvers, 691-8888.