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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

By Maria Glod  |  April 21, 2010; 10:11 AM ET
Categories:  Alexandria , Arlington , Fairfax , Maria Glod  
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Prosecutor: Don't let this perp plea bargin tis to a simple 5-10 year sentence.. the perp should be tried for each/every offense >> should be 5-10 years per [armed robbery] >> should net a total/cumulative sentence of say... 180 years or so...

Posted by: kglkgl06 | April 21, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Looks like there's crime in Northern Virgina too, huh.

Posted by: Hlynchmaster | April 21, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Is he legal?

Posted by: skn1 | April 21, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

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