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Attempted Armed Robbery at Fox Mill Shopping Center

by Karen Goff — July 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm 2,968 10 Comments

Fairfax County Police A pedestrian at Fox Mill Shopping Center was injured in an attempted armed robbery and assault on Thursday, July 2, Fairfax County Police said.

Police said the victim was approached by two men while walking on the sidewalk at 1:07 a.m.

One of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim attempted to flee and was assaulted by the suspects. After a brief struggle, the suspects fled, police said.

The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspects were described as two black males, one was wearing a hoodie and was about 5 feet 11 inches tall. Officers with the assistance from the police helicopter and K9 responded and checked the area for the suspects, but they were not located.

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  • Lisa W.

    Ming the Merciless, I await your commentary.

  • Emmanuel Goldstein

    Just some gentle giants looking to help redistribute wealth. Probably up in arms over the confederate flag this man could have at home

    • bobfv1 .

      No doubt

  • Wingz!

    Something something HOOTERS FOR RESTON!

  • Ming the Merciless

    One of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim attempted to flee and was assaulted by the suspects.

    That must have been Cluster Tycoon applying his patented “conflict resolution” approach. His “walk away and don’t confront” technique often runs afoul of the “give whitey a beat-down” technique.

    • Cluster Tycoon

      I am sure the average tax payer appreciates my approach better than say attack helicopters, canine search teams and the inevitable but not yet deployed drone with 45mm lead spray. If I had my say put the boys in blue back on the bike maybe they’ll come home with some hardware in the upcoming 2017 World Police and Fire games.

      • Ming the Merciless

        The average taxpayers wants, deserves (since he is paying for it), and appreciates (when it happens) effective law enforcement, which can be done with nothing more expensive and terrifying than a pistol and a pair of handcuffs. That is exactly what we should demand of Cathy Hudgins and FCPD.

      • Mike M

        45mm? You meant .45 caliber? A lead slug that is 45mm would be the size of a billiard ball.

        As for the police, they always show up AFTER the fact.

  • BossHogg

    Sounds like a lack of developed frontal lobes to me. Mr. Plum assured the victim he wouldn’t need a firearm for protection

  • Dr Isnogood

    The real robbery occurred when the victim went to the hospital. Well chances are the victim will have to remain on beta blockers for the rest of his life even though the MRI scan indicated a fat liver.

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