Cyclist Victim of Attempted Robbery in Reston

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:


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


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.


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.

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