Armed robber raids West End Dunkin Donuts

(Courtesy APD)

Alexandria police have turned to the public for help tracking down a gun-wielding man who robbed the 4653 Duke Street Dunkin Donuts late on Thursday morning.

Authorities describe the suspect as a thin black man in his mid-20s and about 5-foot-10. A store surveillance camera captured the man walking into the coffee shop at 11:15 a.m. He drew a handgun, police said, and demanded cash.

After an employee turned over the register’s contents, the man left the store. He was last seen in a small, blue vehicle heading westbound on Duke Street. Officials did not release the amount of cash stolen in the daylight heist.

The robber wore khaki pants and a white plaid shirt during the holdup. Footage of the robbery is available online at Police urge anyone with information about the suspect or the incident to contact detective Chris Whelan at 703-746-6884.

-Melissa Quinn