|Police tape in front of the post office in Seven Corners after it was robbed. [Photo by Andrew Ratliff.]|
The post office at the Seven Corners shopping center was robbed by two men shortly after 11 a.m. this morning, according to a spokesperson with the Fairfax County Police Department.
One of the suspects jumped on the postal counter and demanded money from a 55-year-old female employee. The other suspect displayed a handgun and stood near an exit inside the building. They escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, although they could have had a car parked nearby. A police helicopter and K9 units failed to apprehend them. The investigation is continuing with assistance from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
|A photo of the suspects provided by the police.|
Both suspects are described as black males, 19 to 25 years old, very thin, and five feet seven to five feet nine inches tall. One was wearing a dark-colored mask, and the other had a light-colored mask. The suspect who jumped the counter was through to be wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans.
Two post office employees were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening medical conditions. No shots were fired during the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers, 866-411-TIPS/8477, text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637, or call the Fairfax County Police, 703/691-2131.