Leesburg PD makes arrests in 2 robbery-assault cases that occurred in 24 hours

Leesburg Police Department announced arrests in two daytime robbery- assault cases that occurred within about 24 hours.

Last Friday, at about 5:22 p.m., LPD said officers reported to the Sheetz at 915 Edwards Ferry Road NE, where “an area man” reported that a known male assaulted him, took his cell phone, and ran off.

LPD said officers canvassed the area and found the suspect in the unit block of Plaza Street NE but when he saw police, he ran.

That suspect, Fidel Ordonez Molina, an 18-year-old from Leesburg, was caught after a short foot chase, LPD reported.

Molina was charged with robbery, assault, and preventing law enforcement from making an arrest. He’s being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

The victim’s injuries were treated at the scene, LPD said.

The next afternoon, at approximately 5:30 p.m., LPD said officers were dispatched for a robbery and assault that reportedly occurred in the unit block of Plaza Street NE.

The male victim reported he was walking when the attack occurred. LPD said he sustained minor injuries, but the department didn’t disclose what property was taken.

However, LPD said two suspects were found and arrested at a nearby residence.

Gerardo Lovo, age 21 of Leesburg, was arrested and charged with robbery, assault by mob, and grand larceny. He’s being held at Loudoun Adult Detention Center with no bond.

The other individual arrested was a juvenile who wasn’t named. But LPD said he was hit with the same charges as Lovo. The minor was transported to the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

LPD said both of these cases remain under investigation.

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