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Police: Woman Robbed at Reston Town Center

by Karen Goff — August 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm 4,908 21 Comments

Map of 12000 Bluemont Way

A woman was robbed Sunday night when she was walking in the 12000 block of Bluemont Way at Reston Town Center, Fairfax County Police said.

The woman told police she was approached from behind by a man at about 10:15 p.m. Sunday night.

The suspect pushed the woman and took her wallet, police said. The victim did not require rescue. The suspect was described as black, 20s, and about 6 feet tall.

  • surfish

    Ladies, don’t walk alone at night, please.

    • Sue Brickman

      Men, don’t attack, please.

      • surfish

        You CAN take action to limit risk by following advice given by dear old mom and dad.

        Want another example?

        http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/sterling/2014/08/04/jogger-assaulted-on-wod-trail/13588387/

        Purely common sense until the world matches your aspirations for it.

        • Mike M

          Dude. Nothing is totally safe. You get out of bed, you are taking your chances. Here’s another news flash – the world will never be “the place it should be.” We often make things worse when we try to bend the world into our utopian ideals. Can’t be done.The world is guaranteed to be what it is. Nothing wrong with being mindful. But hiding your whole life? Loserville. Let’s blame the criminals and start punishing them the way they deserve and stop treating them like we are making the world “the place it should be.” Capisce? Let’s just be brave, be smart, accept the world for what it is, and punish predators with pain and humiliation.

          • surfish

            Relax. I fully accept the world as is, warts and all.
            Just not sure Sue Brickman does, hence the comment.

          • Mike M

            The problem isn’t women who walk alone at night. The problem is predatory criminals.The solution may be handguns or mace and more vigilance. This crime site is right near the bus drop-off.

          • surfish

            A female jogger was attacked while out on a popular Northern Virginia trail during daylight hours Monday, and authorities are still searching for a suspect.

            The woman was assaulted around 7:10 a.m. while jogging on the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail near Oak Grove Road in Sterling. Authorities said a man knocked her to the ground from behind. She was able to get away without serious injury.

            The man was wearing dark-colored clothing, and ran east on the trail, heading toward Fairfax.

            Out on the W&OD on Tuesday, Brenda Leong said she sticks to the more populated sections of the trail when she jogs — but that typically includes the stretch by Oak Grove Road.

            “I think about it sometimes, trying to make sure it’s a good day, that there are people. I don’t go, you know, in less-traveled sections usually,” she said.

            The W&OD is popular with joggers and cyclists, and there’s typically a lot of activity in the morning. Eric Roberts said he was surprised that something like that would happen on the trail.

            “I’ve even run before the sun comes up, and there’s people on it running with lights on and thing like that,” he said. “I’ve never had a problem.”

          • StephanieVa

            I grew up in Reston and the bike trail was notorious for sexual assaults on women, no matter what time of day or night it was.

            Looks like things haven’t changed much. I always wondered if they ever caught any of those guys?

          • reston99

            Yeah, things got safer for awhile and we’ve let down our guard. Guards back up ladies, be safe!

          • reston99

            I agree to an extent, one should always be cautious, and that’s for everyone on these bike trails male & female. Robberies are up on the trails now here and have always been an issue near and around DC, for men too. For women alone, please don’t run with earplugs, I see you folks all the time, you need to be aware of everything and honestly ready if something happens-take mace or take a friend with you.

          • reston99

            yes, why don’t we have more police patrol on the paths?
            Think that’s better than trying to take action in our own hands, which can backfire too.

          • Mike M

            In la-la land there are enough police to be everywhere at all times. You should go there. But the taxes are exhorbitant! I’ll help you pack.

            PS: Getting out of bed can backfire. But we are not helpless whelps.

          • Reston99

            Not living in la-la land dude, suggesting women arm themselves or ignore the fact there are predators out there is just plain stupid. Be cautious, as much as you can. And yes, we could put RA resources towards security in our area. That’s practical and living in the real world.

          • Mike M

            In my world there are limited resources and predators can go where the resources ain’t. it’s what they do. There is no substitute for taking responsibility for your own protection – and a lot of other things too.

      • John

        guessing you didn’t finish high school

      • Mike M

        Guessing you belong in a cage.

    • Lex

      true stuff :O I am a MAN and i still don’t walk alone. Man or women it is not safe

      • Mike M

        I walk alone, but try me. There will be pain. And I don’t care if I get hurt, so long as I get a piece of the predator. And I would. I walk alone on the WO&D nearly every night, and I suspect I have seen the ape that committed the recent assault in Sterling. Based on my experience I suspect he will strike again and he will get caught.

  • reston99

    The problem is not females alone at night, they are just predators out there, A couple men have been robbed near the town center recently also. We need police patrols on bike or on foot near and around the center and on the walking trails. I only use the trails that have a lot of people presence or take my buddy-husband with me.

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