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Cyclist Victim of Attempted Robbery in Reston

by Karen Goff — April 16, 2015 at 9:30 am 1,264 11 Comments

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police said three teens attempted to rob a bicycle rider on Soapstone Drive on Saturday.

Police said the victim was riding a bicycle on Soapstone Drive near Stoneview Square about 6:12 p.m. when he was approached by three young men. The suspects threatened the victim and demanded property, police said.

The victim fled and did not require rescue. Police did not say what, if any, items the suspects stole.

The first suspect was described as black, between 18 and 19 years old, wearing all black clothing and carrying a backpack. The two other suspects were described as black and between 13 and 15 years old.

In other crime news this week:

BURGLARY

An employee in the 2600 block of Quincy Adams Drive reported someone entered and took property on April 11.

LARCENIES

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, merchandise from business

11800 block of Fawn Ridge Lane, cash from residence.

11000 block of Becontree Lane, license plate from vehicle.

13294 block of Poener Place, property from residence.

DWI CHECKPOINT

Police held a checkpoint at Fairfax County Parkway near North Walnut Branch Road Friday evening. Five-hundred-seventy-eight vehicles passed through. No drivers were arrested for DWI and seven summonses were issued.

  • John

    3 black suspects…big surprise.

    • wow

      I was shocked when I read that too. You don’t read stories like this that often…

      • Mike M

        In truth, it is standard practice to omit racial description in cases where the facts do not correspond to the fantasies of the left wing. Apparently, Karen was not on distribution for that memo. I shall have to report her.

        • Karen Goff

          Huh?

  • Ming the Merciless

    The guy on the bike couldn’t get away? Why did he just sit there? He should have high-tailed it out of there as soon as the three yoots approached him.

    • Chuck Morningwood

      Maybe they boxed him in. I had a similar thing happen to me on the paths behind Winterthur about a decade ago. One kid stepped in front of me and the other stepped up behind me. They demanded money. I told them that I left my wallet at home and then pushed through them.

      • Ming the Merciless

        Gotta move faster than that, dude. =)

    • Fili

      How do you know he didnt flee on his bike?

      • Ming the Merciless

        Because the story said they stole stuff from him.

  • Andrey Kosarev

    In the meantime no one discussed another DWI checkpoint near Walnut Branch. Lazy bastards were on the roll again. Just imagine – 578 vehicles were delayed and searched through, only so these animals could issue 7 summons

  • Michael P. McHugh

    In truth, it is standard practice to omit racial description in cases where the facts do not correspond to the fantasies of the left wing. Apparently, Karen was not on distribution for that memo. I shall have to report her.

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