Arrest after Loudoun Subway robbery
An Ashburn man was charged Thursday in connection with the August 20 armed robbery of a Subway restaurant in the Broadlands Center Plaza, according to police.
Mohammed B. Akbar, 20, allegedly entered the Subway restaurant, displayed a firearm and demanded cash, police said.
He is charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. No one was injured during the robbery, according to Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the the Loudoun County sheriff's office.
Akbar and his brother, Shamsud-Din T. Akbar, 21, also of Ashburn, were both charged in August for an August 23 robbery that occurred on Holiday Drive in Sterling, according to police.
In that incident, the suspects approached a victim around 4:15 a.m. in a parking lot and brandished a firearm and a knife, according to the sheriff's office. The suspects assaulted the victim and took the victim’s wallet and cash, police said, though the victim received only minor injuries.
Suspected narcotics were located during a canvas of the scene, Troxell said, and are believed to be connected to the incident. Both suspects were charged with simple assault, robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection to the incident, police said.
Both men remain held without bond, according to authorities.
-- Caitlin Gibson
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