Investigators are trying to locate David C. Russell Jr., 21,
of Leesburg, in relation to a reported armed robbery at an apartment in
Purcellville. John C. Barwis, 23, of Ashburn, has been arrested and charged
with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in the case.
Officers with the Purcellville Police Department and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apartment on the 100 block of N. 21st Street around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, following reports an armed robbery, according to an LCSO press release.
Suspects entered the home brandishing firearms and took cash, injuring one person in the apartment who was treated at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Cornwall Campus, according to the release. The Fairfax County Police Department assisted a ground search with a helicopter.
LCSO detectives indentified and arrested Barwis Tuesday. The weapons reportedly used during the incident were recovered as well, according to the release. Barwis remains in custody at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.
Investigators are now looking for Russell in connection to the incident. He might be driving a white Dodge Charger and is known to frequent the Leesburg and Sterling areas, according to the release. Investigators believe additional suspects may be involved.
Anyone who knows where authorities may find Russell is asked to call Detective M. McCaffrey at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.