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Suspect Charged in Leesburg Pharmacy Robbery

Post Date:10/18/2019 10:29 AM

October 18, 2019


Leesburg Police Department
Officer Michael Drogin, Public Information Officer
Email:, 703-771-4538

Suspect Charged in Leesburg Pharmacy Robbery

         Leesburg, VA – A suspect is in custody and is charged with the robbery of the Leesburg Rite Aid that occurred around 4:30 p.m. on October 6, 2019.

         Matthew Broome, 29, of Leesburg, was identified as one of two suspects by Leesburg Police Detectives.  The Leesburg Police Department has since charged Broome with one count of robbery and three counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. 

         The arrest comes after the robbery of the Leesburg Rite Aid that occurred when two suspects entered the business and demanded controlled substances from the pharmacy.  The suspects then fled the scene with controlled substances from the business.  There were no reported injuries.  

         Broome remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

         A second suspect, described as a 25-35 year old slender black male with facial hair who is over 6 feet tall, has not yet been identified and Leesburg Police Detectives continue to investigate his identity.  Anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the second suspect is requested to contact Detective D. Troxell at 703-771-4584 or at  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477).  Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text.  Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

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