Suspect Sought in Gas Station Robberies

Area law enforcement officers are searching for a man wanted in connection with a series of gas station robberies.

The suspect, Will Cater Jr., who has no fixed address, is alleged to have robbed the Dulles Shell station on Route 28 in Loudoun on June 19 and several gas stations in Fairfax in May and June.

Loudoun County sheriff's investigators said they have issued warrants for his arrest for robbery and malicious wounding in connection with the Dulles robbery. They said they consider Cater to be armed and dangerous.

Cater is described as a black male, six feet tall, weighing 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has been seen wearing red shorts, a gray Adidas T-shirt and a dark baseball cap with the Nike logo. He drives a white 2000 Ford Explorer with Virginia tag JDM-7072, the Sheriff's Office said.

The most recent robbery occurred at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when the suspect entered an Exxon service station on Rolling Road in the Springfield area of Fairfax. He hit an employee in the face with a weapon and tried to get into the register, then stole the register and its contents, the Sheriff's Office said.

On June 19, the suspect allegedly entered the Dulles Shell shortly before 3:30 a.m. and asked a cashier if he could use the restroom. As the suspect left the restroom, he approached the cashier and hit him in the head with a blunt object, the Sheriff's Office said. The suspect took cash from the register and fled in a white Ford Explorer. The cashier, a 37-year-old Reston man, was treated at Loudoun Hospital Center for minor injuries.

Anyone with information regarding Cater's whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 703-777-0475 or Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

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-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

Authorities are looking for this man, who allegedly robbed the Dulles Shell station and others in Fairfax.