Wed. Feb 1st, 2023

Police arrested two males suspected of stealing gaming machines at a number of 7-Eleven shops throughout Fairfax County.

A 7-Eleven retailer worker known as police and stated two males had stolen a gaming machine and loaded it right into a silver truck at about 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

The shop was situated at 8434 Frye Highway within the Mount Vernon space of Alexandria, in keeping with a Fairfax County Police Division launch.

Police searched the realm and located a truck that matched the outline and had components of a gaming machine within the truck’s mattress. The driving force and passenger have been additionally carrying garments that matched the shop’s surveillance pictures, police stated.

The driving force has been recognized as Leonard Jones, 59, of Maryland. The passenger is Terrell Hardy, 35, of Maryland.

Police imagine the 2 males are doubtless linked to gaming machine thefts at 7-Elevens in McLean, Springfield, and Alexandria. The robbers have had 4 profitable thefts and two failed makes an attempt.

Surveillance video from one other theft in Fairfax County confirmed the masked thieves stealing a video gaming machine from a retailer. The suspects look like brazen and blundering, tripping over bottles of water as they make their escape.

“They got here in, they simply used a crowbar to interrupt open the locks after which it escalated to the place they began to take away the whole machine out,” Fairfax County police spokesperson Ryan Lazisky stated.

As soon as contained in the shops, the thieves forcibly eliminated the gaming gadgets, opened them up and stole the money.

Police later captured an image of a gaming machine ditched within the woods as soon as the cash inside was stolen.

“These machines are able to holding as much as $40,000,” Lazisky stated.

Lazisky confirmed a few of that cash has been recovered.

News4 reached out to 7-Eleven for a remark however has not heard again.

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