WASHINGTON — Three teenagers were arrested on Wednesday after a spree of robberies turned into a car and foot chase in Loudoun County.
The spree began around 4 a.m. when the three suspects entered a 7-Eleven in Sterling, Va., with firearms and assaulted the store clerk while demanding money. The clerk was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to a Loudoun County sheriff’s release.
Thirty minutes later, the suspects attempted to rob a McDonald’s on the 1000 block of Elden Street by demanding cash at the drive-thru window, the release states. After that, they entered a different McDonald’s on the 300 block of Elden Street, threatened with their firearms, and robbed the restaurant.
Law enforcement from Loudoun County, Fairfax County and the Town of Herndon worked together to apprehend the suspects.
They are being held in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
The car they used during the spree was stolen from the area of Nations Street in South Riding, Va. The owner of the car didn’t know it had been stolen until after it was recovered, says the release.
The suspects are identified as Darius T. Foster, 18, of Aldie, Va.; Jonathan A. Jones, 18, of Aldie, Va.; and Samuel T. Johnson, 18, of Chantilly, Va.