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More patrols in Ashburn after robberies

Police in Loudoun County have stepped up patrols in Ashburn after three recent armed robberies authorities believe may be connected.

The robberies have targeted a KFC/Taco Bell restaurant and two Hair Cuttery shops, according to police. "We've assigned extra patrols to those areas since the first one occurred," said Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The first robbery occurred Sept. 6 at a KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Farmwell Hunt Plaza, police said, when a white male suspect brandished a knife and demanded cash from the register. The suspect, described as approximately 6' tall with brown hair, appeared to be in his late teens or early twenties, according to police.

The same suspect is believed to have struck at two separate Hair Cuttery locations on Sept. 12 and Sept. 14, police said. In both instances, the suspect displayed a knife and demanded money from the cash register before fleeing on foot.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video during the Sept. 6 robbery, and images were released to the public in the hopes that he might be identified.

Police are concerned by the escalation in the attacks, Troxell said, noting that the time period between the second and third attacks was only two days. "Obviously, you know, if this person is desperate for money and he's using a weapon, we're concerned about it continuing to escalate,” he said.

Another recent spate of burglaries in Ashburn, including a Sept. 9 burglary at the Hunan Village restaurant located in Piccadilly Plaza, appears unrelated to the three armed robberies, Troxell said.

-- Caitlin Gibson

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 15, 2010; 10:43 AM ET
Categories:  Loudoun , Updates  
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Be on the lookout for the Salahis

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