2 Maryland Men Rob Dumfries 7-Eleven, Assault Employee: Police

Mark Hand

This article originally appeared on the Woodbridge Patch

DUMFRIES, VA — In the midst of the coronavirus crisis when retail workers are putting themselves at risk serving the public, two men allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven store in Dumfries Wednesday and allegedly assaulted a store employee, according to the Prince William County Police Department. Later in the day, two suspects, James Carl Jackson, 26, of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Wade Thomas Robinson, 26, of Waldorf, Maryland, were arrested.

At 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, Prince William County officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 16806 Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the business, selected items and left the store without paying. The employee followed the suspect outside to the parking lot where a physical altercation took place.

During the incident, a second suspect exited a vehicle and also began assaulting the employee. After the assault, the two suspects fled the area in a vehicle. Officers checked the area and located the suspects' vehicle on Galt Court in Woodbridge. The investigation then led officers to a residence in the 2700 block of Patrick Henry Drive in Woodbridge where two suspects matching the description provided by the employee were detained.

Both men were charged with robbery and are being held in the Prince William County jail without bail.