City of Fairfax police are investigating a robbery that occurred at about 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday in which two robbers forced their way into a home and injured the residents, prompting one of them to fire back at them with a handgun.
Officers said they received a call from the home, located in the 3900 block of Bradwater Street in the Comstock community. The occupants reported that two males forced their way into the townhouse and "implied they had weapons."
The residents reportedly told police that the robbers took several items of property and "physically assaulted" several of the occupants, who sustained minor injuries.
Sgt. Penman said, during the robbery, one of the residents managed to get to a handgun they owned and fired it in the direction of the robbers, possibly hitting one of them as they fled the home.
Police responded immediately to the residents' call, dispatching canine and helicopter teams to conduct an extensive search of the area, but they were unable to locate the two suspects.
The suspects were described as black and in their twenties. The victims said one of the robbers was about six feet tall, and the other was about five-foot-nine inches tall. Both were described as being of average build, wearing grey hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Detective Shawn Sutherland at 703-385-7887 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Solvers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward, police said.
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