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Diamond Heist at Tysons Sheraton

Fairfax County Police are investigating the robbery of a diamond salesman that occurred around 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 17 in the parking lot of the Sheraton Hotel at 8661 Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner.

A man was getting out of his vehicle in the hotel parking lot, when a sedan pulled up next to him and parked. In addition to the driver, there were two other men in the vehicle. One of the occupants got out, produced a gun and ordered the victim to lie on the ground. The victim, a diamond salesman, had multiple packets of diamonds in his possession which the suspects allegedly found and stole. After taking the diamonds, and other items, the suspects fled. There were no injuries.

The suspects were described as dark-skinned, wearing black clothing with ski masks or bandanas covering their faces, and were in their 20s. One suspect was approximately 6 feet 4 inches tall and thin. The other suspect was around 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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