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Warrant: Man tied to 7-Eleven robbery

Police search residence after state forensic lab matches DNA to hat found near scene

By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com

FRONT ROYAL -- Police have linked a Front Royal man to the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store in late November, according to a search warrant filed in Warren County Circuit Court in February.

An affidavit accompanying the warrant states that police searched the residence of Kondwani Gevan Rogers, 20, of 418 Duncan Ave., after the state forensic laboratory matched DNA from a hat found near the crime scene to him.

The armed robbery was one of two at 7-Eleven stores in Front Royal during the latter part of last year and also part of a larger number among convenience stores across the Northern Shenandoah Valley in the same period. Police have not said whether any of the robberies are related.

Police are awaiting results from the crime lab of subsequent DNA samples taken from Rogers under the search warrant they obtained. Capt. Mark Werner declined further comment on the investigation.

The search warrant also lists three cell phones from Rogers that were seized as evidence.

The affidavit signed by Detective Crystal M. Cline states that police were notified around 3:40 a.m. Nov. 30 of an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven at 142 W. 14th St.

The robber was described as wearing a black and white knit hat, red hooded sweatshirt, white khaki cargo pants and dark colored shoes, according to the warrant. The warrant says the robber pulled a handgun from his upper right pocket and took the clerk by the arm to the cash register where he demanded all the cash from the register be placed in a bag.

After receiving the money, the robber took the clerk by the arm, escorted her outside and walked away, according to the warrant. He told her not to return inside until he yelled that it was all right to do so, the warrant states.

The suspect was last seen running east behind Melting Pot Pizza at 138 W. 14th St., the warrant states.

A K-9 dog taken to the scene later picked up a black and white knit cap that was on the ground in the alley behind Melting Pot, the warrant says. The dog later lost the scent in a field directly behind a residence on 11th Street.

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