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Armed Robbers Hit Man Shoveling Out Car on N. Shore

by Karen Goff — March 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm 2,485 67 Comments

Fairfax County Police A man was shoveling snow off his car in Reston when he was held up at gunpoint early on Friday, Fairfax County Police said.

The victim was shoveling out his car in the 11600 block of North Shore Road near the intersection of Clubhouse Road about 2:15 a.m. when he was approached by two men, he told police.

The first suspect grabbed the victim and demanded property, but the victim resisted and a struggle occurred. During the struggle, the second suspect displayed a handgun, which allowed the first suspect to take property and cash, police said.

The suspects fled the scene in a two-door Toyota sedan. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The first suspect was described as black, 18-to-26 years of age, black jeans, about 5-feet-5 to 5-feet-6 inches tall, thin build and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was described as a light to medium skin black male, 18-to-26 years of age, dark colored jeans, about 5-feet-4 or 5-feet-5 inches tall, medium build and wearing a leather jacket and white mask with eye holes.

  • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

    Here we go. Isn’t that right by those lovely, safe Fairway Apts? The answer is YES.

    • Chuck Morningwood

      It’s also right by Lake Anne ES, A golf course, my Dentist and a daycare center.

      • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

        I looked up morning wood on Urban Dictionary. Hahaha

  • DC peeps

    Instead of helping the man they rob him

    • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

      It’s a shame, but I’m not surprised. Thank God they didn’t kill him. I have been complaining about criminal activity in that area for 18 months, but it falls on deaf ears.

  • Ming the Merciless

    Shoveling snow at 2:15am? Unwise indeed.

    • June Smith

      Flex time is common in Fairfax Count – many people work the early shift, leaving for work at 3:30am – 4:00am… this is not at all unusual or even uwise

      • Ming the Merciless

        I think this episode is proof positive that it is unwise to be out on the street at 2:15am.

        • June Smith

          You don’t live in Northern VA, do you?

          • Ming the Merciless

            Untrue and also irrelevant.

            There is no place where it is wise to be on the street at 2:15am.

          • June Smith

            as I said – you don’t live in Northern VA, do you? If you did, you wouldn’t make such a comment – gotta love it when people who suddenly become experts on topics they know nothing about.

          • Ming the Merciless

            As I said, no, it is not true that I don’t live in Northern VA.

          • qwerty

            Got it, they were asking for it by being out there at that hour.

          • Ming the Merciless

            Pretty much. If you are not on the street at 2:15am, it is impossible to be robbed on the street at 2:15am.

        • TBird73

          I have lived in many places. Including NYC and NOVA. And in many places I have been out well beyond 2:15 am, and -shocker- it has never been cause for me to be robbed. Sorry Ming that you lived such a sheltered life that you are afraid of your own shadow.

          • Ming the Merciless

            Reckless behavior does not always carry a penalty. But sometimes it does. And this story is a case in point.

          • TBird73

            Reckless behavior? You must be freaking kidding me. For 10 years, my dad walked out the door at 3 and 4 am to go to work, taking NYC subways, to go and deliver the mail. Was that reckless?? I was wrong, You’re just a pathetic troll.

          • Ming the Merciless

            Math and common sense are really hard for you, aren’t they? If you are out after midnight, there are fewer other potential victims for the bad guys to attack, and fewer other people as potential witnesses to deter the bad guys, than during the day.

            Nothing that happened or did not happen to your father alters these facts.

          • TBird73

            Sure buddy. Let us know when you come out of mommy’s basement and live a real life. Troll.

          • Ming the Merciless

            I am an internet troll in the basement! Oh the ignominy!
            You had to reach all the way back to 2002 for that zinger. I hate to tell you that it’s lost a lot of its zing at this point. Need to freshen up your jibes a little bit, chief.

          • TBird73

            It’s not a zinger when it’s an accurate observation. Oh, and have people been telling you to get out of mommy’s basement since 2002?? You’re such a sad sack you just trolled yourself. Pa-thetic!

          • Ming the Merciless

            Feeble stuff, TBird. Work on it.

          • TBird73

            I was catering to my audience, Ming.

          • Ming the Merciless

            If you want Ming to feel bad, you must try much, much harder. Your feeble sallies do not even amuse.

        • Mike M

          Is a fatal car wreck proof positive that you should never get in a car?
          Your logic on this one is a little bit loonie.

          • Ming the Merciless

            Sane and intelligent people – in other words, not you – do not drive when it is unwise to do so. If you have a fatal wreck because you took your sports car out in a blizzard, that is proof positive you were unwise. If you have a fatal car wreck in the middle of the day in sunny weather, that is an entirely different situation.

            Being outside at 2:15am is similarly unwise, though more unwise in some places than others, and more unwise if (for example) you are a petite woman rather than a hulking young man.

            If you are so bereft of common sense and instinct for self-preservation that you cannot appreciate that some situations are more dangerous than others, don’t coming running to me when the Morlocks eat your dumb Eloi ass.

          • Mike M

            Ok, so crazy idiots like me think that if you get mugged, it’s the criminal who did wrong, no matter the time of day. We also think there is a difference between spinning off the road in a blizzard and getting hit by some one else who spun out. Superior entities such as yourself like you, can’t see that.

            PS: I won’t come running to you.

          • Ming the Merciless

            The responsibility of the criminal for attacking you is always 100%, but your chance of being the victim of his attack varies considerably according to your behavior (similarly, your chance of being in a road accident varies considerably according to your behavior). Sane and intelligent people – in other words, not you – adjust their behavior in order to minimize the chances of being the victim of a crime (or a car accident).

            Many, many police departments publish “crime prevention tips” that include advice along the lines of “try to avoid being out late at night”. Sane and intelligent people – in other words, not you – do not claim that we have no responsibility to follow such advice and avoid being a victim, or that such advice is unworkable because nighttime happens every single day.

          • Mike M

            I think I’ve strung you out. I stand by my crazy and idiotic logic. It beats yours.

          • Ming the Merciless

            Someone who does not even understand that “responsibility for crime” and “chance of becoming a victim of crime” are totally separate concepts is indeed a stranger to sanity and logic.

            If you want to saunter through the streets at 2:15am, knock yourself out. (Unless Manuel or Dashawn knock you out first.)

          • Mike M

            I do as I please. I do NOT live in fear.

          • Ming the Merciless

            Famous last words of many a feckless Eloi.

    • Mike M

      The victim is not the criminal. The criminal is the criminal. We should not tolerate crime at any time.

      • Ming the Merciless

        The victim has a responsibility to avoid being a victim.

        For example, by not being outside at 2:15am.

        • Mike M

          No one has a responsibility to hide any time of the day. But he might be wise to be buying a gun right now.

          • Ming the Merciless

            If minimizing your risk requires “hiding” then so be it. There’s no need for anyone to get shot if you’re not in that situation in the first place.

          • Mike M

            Tell the crooks. No reason.

  • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

    Vina, You sound racist here. What I have said repeatedly, and reported to both the police and to the Regime at Reston Assosciation, is that I have personally seen evidence of criminal activity in this neighborhood. Live there if you want, and defend it all you want. But lock your doors. And be inside before dark. Whether black, white,or hispanic, criminals are active in the area. And FYI, JCSuperstar has told everyone here my real name, (stalker) while he hides behind what I assume is an anti-Christian nickname.

    • Paul Walsh

      Urban Dictionary defines Bojangler as “someone who talks about something that has no point; going on about nothing; a rambler. ” Your messages confuse me. They ramble with no clearly stated, but many implied points. You add nothing to the discussion, but seem to enjoy provoking racial tensions. You state you have personal evidence of criminal activity in the area for over 18 months, implying that you live nearby, but by your warning “live there if you want” you clearly don’t. You are, sir, nothing but a troll. Since you are a Bojangler, I urge others to quietly flag your comments as inappropriate, not respond, and move on to meaningful discussions. Please don’t feed the trolls.

      • Nope

        Bojangler’s comments are always clear, incisive, and sensible — and thus anathema to liberals. If they confuse you, then the problem lies with your mental capabilities not with Bojangler’s posts.

        • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

          Thanks Nope.

      • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

        Paul Walsh,

        FYI FULL TIME BOJANGLER started w/ an avatar of Obama as the joker, so maybe now you understand. And I do live very near there ,

      • Chuck Morningwood

        I might not always agree with Bojangler, but his/her comments are always substantive, usually moreso than my own.

        • Adrian Havill

          You’re kidding, right?

    • Vina Hutchinson

      I’ve seen criminal activity, too; the walkers from the surrounding neighborhood who cut through the parking lot to get to the golf course, and schoolchildren from the same surrounding neighborhood who use the parking lot as a shortcut to get to the school are trespassing on property that is clearly posted that if you do not live there, you are trespassing. On school nights at the elementary school, Lake Anne parents illegally park in our lot. And the crazy woman on Fairway Drive who will run out into the street, stop a car and then proceed to pound on the windows and scream. The police ignore complaints about her as well. I don’t make an issue of it because, the crazy woman aside, it really doesn’t bother me but since you are documenting criminal activity, you should add these to your list.

      • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

        Vina,

        Have any of the schoolchildren or their parents who park in your lot committed an armed robbery/assault against one of your neighbors? Sounds like a failure of management at your beloved apartment complex.

      • Ming the Merciless

        Yes, kids crossing the street and parents parking their cars are exactly the same as adult thugs engaging in armed robbery.

        Try again, Vina.

        • Vina Hutchinson

          No, but you miss my point. If you’re going to complain about crime in this area, you need to consider all crimes. I really don’t mind the parents who park here when Lake Anne has a family night. Obviously, they feel comfortable enough to do so. I’ve even seen people drive in here on the weekends, park, and let their children play on the playground. And Fairway is a logical shortcut for the kids coming off Fairway Drive — to walk through here rather than go all the way to the corner — and I’m glad they feel safe enough to do so. But somehow a person who lives in Fairway is the victim of a crime, by two thugs who drive off in a car and most likely don’t live here, and all of a sudden, some people want to paint the neighborhood as little Harlem.

  • Facepalm

    Because black and Hispanic criminals could never live in the same apartment complex!

  • Chuck Morningwood

    BLACK LIVES MATTER!

  • Ming the Merciless

    Get back to us when the crazy old lady robs someone at gunpoint.

    • Vina Hutchinson

      Her range of profanity is impressive.

  • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

    WOW I mean really? You are comparing what I assume is a mentally ill senior citizen maybe off her meds with armed robbers and sex offenders? That seems fair. And although truly irrelevant to this subject, its libs like you who don’t wan’t to execute or lock up sex offenders for life. I’d never let them out of jail or give them the “cruel” lethal injection . Liberals say they have served their time and let them out of jail. You are a great example of the “low info’ voter.

    BTW, I do live right along Fairway Dr and have for over 12 yrs and I have never encountered this woman, or heard of this sad story.

  • YL

    Crickets from the commenters last week when two white criminals were caught. Glad to see the “tough on crime” folks decided to come out for this one though

  • Cluster Tycoon

    Its a shame that you cannot shovel snow anymore at 2am but what is equally depressing are the ongoing robberies that take place at RA. Where and how do I report these crimes? Are any of our new candidates going to speak up on this matter?

    “If payment is not received by March 1, 2013, a late fee of 10 percent of the 2012 Annual Assessment will be added to your account balance. If any installment payment between April and August is not received by the first day of the month, a fee of 10 percent of the 2012 Annual Assessment will be added to your account and the entire remaining balance will become due at that time. Interest will also be charged on all past due balances at an annual rate of 12 percent.”

    • I don’t think RA has a role in reporting crimes within its area.
      Even without this, I think the association still has a responsibility to represent its members in that regard. I believe we should look into establishing a group that consists of members from troubled communities, RA staff, and concerned members throughout the community. This group would be responsible for prioritizing the areas in reston that are in the most need for higher levels of police presence.
      This is not a final plan though, as I am having difficulty in seeing who would classify a neighborhood as having a systemic criminal problem. There is also still a question of who would represent non cluster neighborhoods (apartments, condos) if they were to be classified as a neighborhood with high criminal activity.
      I will think some more on this for you! If you would like me to email you with my final ideas, you can send me an email at [email protected].

      • Cluster Tycoon

        Thanks for your quick response Charles, so you agree the out of touch with reality late charges that RA applies to late payments are criminal and that they hurt our communities. Just acknowledging however is not enough and so I trust in you to do something about it. Again, thanks

        • I seemed to have misread your first question. I was speaking to your original statement I thought you had made regarding crime, but had not answered your second statement because I did not fully understand it.

          If you look at the budget you will see that it is heavily dependent on late fees and penalty dues, so those things are already built in to every projected budget as yearly revenue (I’m assuming by using an average of the percentage of previews years that paid, and a factoring in of yearly trends). That being said, anything that would change the current base of revenue ( I call it a base because after looking at the budgets from 2004 to 2014 they have been dead on and steady) would greatly affect the structure of the RA budget, and it should be looked at in much more detail than I can manage without the information that I assume the CEO and CFO hold.

  • Sheryl

    I have lived in FFX county 48 years and spent 25 of those in Reston. I would be interested to know specifically what Gerry Connolloy and the BOS have done to make the county a sanctuary for illegals.

  • June Smith

    Look at our Board of Supervisors … we get what we vote for … Section 8 Housing and free passes for illegal aliens is “managed” at the local level

  • Michael P. McHugh

    The victim is not the criminal. The criminal is the criminal. We should not tolerate crime at any time, anywhere. True, we can’t be numb to the probabilities. But we can’t all hide behind our curtains.

    I wish this dude has his own gun and shut these punks down on the spot.

  • Michael P. McHugh

    No one has a responsibility to hide any time of the day. But he might be wise to buy a gun right now.

  • Michael P. McHugh

    Is a fatal car wreck proof positive that you should never get in a car?
    Your logic on this one is a little bit loonie.

  • Michael P. McHugh

    Ok, so crazy idiots like me think that if you get mugged, it’s the criminal who did wrong, no matter the time of day. It’s 2:25 AM once every single day. Snowstorms are a little easier to work around. Still, we crazy morons also think there is a difference between spinning off the road into a tree during a blizzard and getting hit by some one else who spun out. Superior entities such as yourself like you, can’t see that. Head in the clouds.

    PS: I won’t come running to you.

  • Michael P. McHugh

    I think I’ve strung you out. I stand by my crazy and idiotic logic. It beats yours.

  • Michael P. McHugh

    I do as I please. I do NOT live in fear.

  • Michael P. McHugh

    Tell the crooks. No reason.

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