Cops Release Security Video of Arlington Apple Store Shooting Suspect

Security video from Friday’s violent armed robbery at the Apple Store in Arlington, Virginia, has been posted to YouTube.

The Arlington police are cleverly using YouTube to broadcast crime videos with appeals for help from the public.

The latest video is from Friday’s robbery at the Apple Store Clarendon in Arlington, in which a female employee was shot in the shoulder and wounded. The 26-year woman is in hospital in serious but stable condition, police said.

In the security video, the employee is seen opening the back door to the store after the suspect rang the bell at about 10.15 AM. She is led back into the store at gunpoint, and was shot soon afterward. The suspect fled on foot.

Police describe the suspect as a thin black male, aged 35-45, wearing a dark baseball cap and light-colored shirt and pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arlington County Police Department Tip Line at 703 228-4242.

Or call Detective Alan Lowrey at 703 228-4199 or Detective Michael Austin at 703 228-4241. Det. Lowrey can also be reached via email at (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)and Det. Austin can be reached at (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address).

Full text of the police description of the crime and appeal for help after the jump.

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Arlington Police posted the following crime alert to YouTube:

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on July 3, 2009, an unknown man rang the doorbell at the service entrance to the Apple Store in the 2700 block of Clarendon Boulevard.

An employee walked to the back of the store to answer the door. A short time later, another employee heard a gunshot. The victim, a 26 year old female, was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the right shoulder. The suspect had already fled the area on foot. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she remains in serious but stable condition.

Anyone who has information about this shooting or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Arlington County Police Department Tip Line at 703 228-4242 or Detective Alan Lowrey at 703 228-4199 or Detective Michael Austin at 703 228-4241. Det. Lowrey can also be reached via email at (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)and Det. Austin can be reached at (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address).

Witnesses can also call Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Callers to Crime Solvers do not have to give their names and do not need to testify in court.

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Leander KahneyLeander Kahney is the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac. He is the NYT bestselling author of Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products; Inside Steve’s Brain; Cult of Mac; and Cult of iPod. Leander has written for Wired, MacWeek, Scientific American, and The Guardian in London. Follow Leander on Twitter @lkahney and Facebook.

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