STAFFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
CITIZEN’S ASSISTANCE REQUESTED IN IDENTIFYING PERSON OF INTEREST
Stafford, Va. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in the robbery of the Sally’s Beauty Supply store in Washington Square in South Stafford on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The same individual is also a person of interest in two robberies in Spotsylvania County.
In the Stafford County incident a man entered the Sally’s Beauty Supply store, pulled a handgun on the employees of the store and robbed them of the money from the store safe and two cash drawers. The man was last seen walking out of the store. Within an hour of the Stafford robbery the same suspect robbed a Payless Store in Spotsylvania County. The same individual is also a suspect in a robbery at a Sally’s Beauty Supply in Spotsylvania County on June 25, 2013.
Stafford County Detective Barry Surles has been working with detectives from multiple jurisdictions in Virginia and North Carolina in an effort to determine the identity of the suspect. Surles has been able to obtain a photograph of an individual who robbed a Game Stop Store in Raleigh, North Carolina. Detectives from the Raleigh, North Carolina Police Department provided the photograph. The individual in the picture is similar in appearance to the person who robbed the businesses in Stafford County and Spotsylvania County.
The Stafford County Sheriff’ Office is requesting that if anyone knows the identity of the individual shown in the attached picture to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, Call Stafford Crime Solvers (where the caller may remain anonymous) at 540-659-2020 or TEXT “Stafford + your tip to CRIMES (27463).