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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Armed robbery at Lincolnia area pizza shop

The Vaperz vape shop in Annandale was burglarized. [Google Maps]
The Fairfax County Police Department’s blog entry for Jan. 19 reports a commercial robbery, commercial burglary, and sex offender incident in the Annandale/Mason District area.

Pizza Boli’s Landmark, at 6303 Little River Turnpike in Beauregard Square, was hit by an armed robbery on Jan. 17. A man entered the shop at about 12:17 a.m., displayed a handgun, and demanded money. An employee handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as black, about 6 feet tall, with a thin build. He was wearing all-black clothing, including a puffy jacket and a mask.

Fairfax County Police are seeking information on a burglary at Vaperz Inc., a shop that sells e-cigarettes and related items at 7601 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

The FCPD blog published grainy photos of the suspects Jan. 19, although the incident happened two months ago. According to the FCPD, one suspect hid in a storage closet outside the store at some point during the day on Nov. 19 until the store closed, then used a key to open the rear door. He took a laptop, cash, and merchandise with a total value of more than $1,000. An accomplice waiting outside in an older model, silver Acura Legend drove both of them away.

The first suspect was described as Asian or Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with dark skin and shoulder-length black hair. He wore dark clothing and a dark baseball-style cap. The second suspect was described as white or Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with dark hair. He was wearing a dark jacket, jeans, and dark shoes.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact Crime Solvers, 866-411-TIPS/8477, or Fairfax County Police, 703-691-2131.

On Jan. 15, a man was arrested at Annandale High School after school staff determined he could be a registered sex offender. Virginia law prohibits convicted sex offenders from entering school property. Violators are punishable as a Class 6 felony, which could net a jail term of up to five years. Larry Lucas, 63, of Alexandria, was taken into custody and transported to the jail. 

He had come to the school at about 9 a.m. to speak to staff about his child’s enrollment. All visitors are required to check in with the school’s visitor management system, which flagged him as a registered sex offender.

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