Man linked to string of Northern Virginia robberies
A 24-year-old man has been linked to a string of 15 armed robberies of gas stations and other small businesses in Northern Virginia that began in February and ended April 18, Fairfax County police said.
Police said a joint investigation of detectives from Fairfax and Arlington counties led to Monday's arrest of Eugene Anthony Thomas. Thomas, of no fixed address, was charged with two counts each of armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Evidence collected at crime scenes has helped link Thomas to at least 15 incidents in recent months in which employees at businesses were robbed at gunpoint, police said.
There were 11 in Fairfax County, 3 in Arlington County and one in Alexandria, police said.
No one was injured in any of the robberies.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and additonal charges could be filed.
-- Maria Glod
April 21, 2010; 10:11 AM ET
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