main banner

Monday, July 7, 2014

Robbery at Lincolnia gas station

Discount Zone [Photo from Google Maps]

Several readers have reported lots of police activity, including helicopters and an ambulance, at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Lincolnia Road at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

There had been a robbery at the Discount Zone gas station at 6401 Columbia Pike, and police were looking for a suspect. A man had displayed a knife to an employee and demanded money, reports Fairfax County Police spokesperson Bud Walker. There was a scuffle, and the suspect took cash and fled. The victim was treated on the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the owner of Discount Zone, the suspect arrived on foot and told the cashier,give me all your cash, and got away with at least $1,000. Its the first time the business had been robbed since he purchased it seven years ago.

The suspect is described as a black male, age 35-40, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing about 190 pounds. If you have information about the suspect, contact the police, 703-691-2131, or Crime Solvers, 866-411-8477.


  1. Thanks! We wanted to know!

  2. Does anyone know what exactly the Mason District Police do? Another weekend day was ruined for me as I listened to loud music, from 10:00 a.m. until just before this robbery, coming from the Mason District Park. I live half a mile from the park and the music and throbbing base were to be heard inside a locked house wearing ear plugs. When I called the police to find out how much longer I would have to endure this disturbance (are there no noise ordinances in Annandale/Fairfax County?) I was told they had no knowledge or awareness of the event in the park and that they were not able to dispatch any officers from Mason District; I could call Fairfax County if I wanted any action. So local police are unaware of a major event, involving so many people that the music has to be loud enough to be heard over a half a mile away (and across from a nursing home no less), taking place less then a mile away from their station, and were also unable to send an officer to check the situation out, and they were not able to provide information or assistance otherwise. I wasn't told to 'piss off' but that was the feeling I was left with. So I'm really curious, what exactly do the 'officers' at Mason District actually do?