Stephens City store robbed

Surveillance video of a robbery at Dollar General in Stephens City is shown..

Surveillance video of a robbery at Dollar General in Stephens City is shown..

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed the Dollar General store at 310 Fairfax Pike around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a written statement that a clerk reported that a man entered the store, approached the counter, displayed a handgun and ordered the clerk to give him money from the cash register.

The clerk complied with the demand and gave an unspecified amount of money to the suspect, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The suspect fled on foot, but authorities are unsure of which direction he took after leaving the store.

No one was hurt. Capt. Donnie Lang of the Sheriff’s Office said there was a second clerk and a customer in the store at the time of the robbery.

The Sheriff’s Office obtained images of the suspect from store security cameras, but he remained at large Tuesday afternoon.

“We haven’t received any lead or information at this point,” Lang said.

The suspect is described as a male with a heavy build, black coat, black hooded sweatshirt and dark colored jeans. He was also wearing white gloves and an unspecified black covering over his face.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Investigator Todd Swartz with the Sheriff’s Office at 504-6577 or Crime Solvers at 665-8477.

Lang said the robbery is unrelated to another one in early December at the nearby JR Food Mart, which is also on Fairfax Pike.

“They’re totally different suspects,” Lang said. “They don’t look the same, so we know it’s not the same person.”

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com

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