Leesburg Police Investigate Attempted Commercial Armed Robbery


Leesburg Police Investigate Attempted Commercial Armed Robbery


Leesburg, VA – The Leesburg Police Department is currently investigating an attempted commercial armed robbery that occurred at the McDonalds, located at 335 East Market Street, Leesburg.

On Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at shortly after 5:30 P.M., the Leesburg Police Emergency Communications Center received a report of an armed robbery in progress at McDonald’s. The caller reported that the suspect was brandishing a firearm at a cashier. Officers immediately responded and determined that the suspect had fled the restaurant on foot. Officers searched the area, however they were unable to locate the suspect. It has been determined that the suspect did not obtain any cash or property before fleeing. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged white male wearing a black top and blue jeans or sweatpants.

The incident remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section. Anyone who has relevant information and has not already spoken with law enforcement is asked to contact Detective J. Mocello at 703-771-4500 or at jmocello@leesburgva.gov. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.