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Herndon Man Arrested in Reston Bank Robbery

by Karen Goff — August 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm 3,462 45 Comments

Nathanael Blackmon/FCPDFairfax County Police have arrested a 21-year-old Herndon man in connection with an armed bank robbery in Reston earlier this week.

Nathanael Blackmon of Herndon was charged with bank robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Blackmon is suspected of entering the BB&T Bank in the 2500 block of Fox Mill Road on Wednesday afternoon, displaying a gun and demanding cash.

Authorities arrested Blackmon Thursday afternoon. He is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

  • John Q Public

    Despicable….looks like real a winner…21yrs old & you end the summer robbing a bank in fox mill…..

    • Rex Kramer

      Summer Bucket List: Rob BB&T Bank Check

  • susie

    “Herndon man”? He is an illegal!!!!!

    • Really?

      And you know this how?

      • susie

        And you know this not to be true how?

        • aware

          He is not illegal. I have know this young man for many years, he has always been a sweet kind caring and smart young man. My heart is broken to hear this news.

          • susie

            He’s 21 – how can he have been a “sweet, kind caring and smart young man for years”? Still call BS. There are so many anti-Americans in Fairfax that will defend illegal scum.

          • Oy vey

            His behavior does not support your view that he is sweet, kind, caring, or smart.

            You should reserve your sympathy for the employees of the BB&T who were terrorized by this thug.

          • Nancy

            Sweet kind caring men don’t pull guns on random people who are just employees of a bank. Sorry… but he’s kind of stupid to even rob a bank in this day and age.

          • Henry Rearden

            Every sweet & caring person I know, goes into a bank and pulls out a firearm. Let me guess, he was just on his way to church?

  • DonaldTrumpWasRight

    Just another DREAMer

  • Kay Smith

    The name originated under the Vikings and therefore is probably older than most of American last names. It means dark haired or dark skinned. Most likely an immigrant to the US when the Vikings first roamed this land . Oh, and , of course, illegal at that time. Ha.

    • Ming the Merciless

      Yeah, right, he looks like a Viking. His ancestors probably came over in the first longship.

      • shagga

        he does look like he has descended from a long line of horn polishers, he will do just fine in prison.

    • Chulita

      I cant belive nate did this i hope he gets back up on his feet and turns his life around .i miss u nate. May god help u❤

  • Charlotte Attaway

    He’s not an illegal; I know his family. He’s as American as you are. His parents have tried everything they know, and they are understandably devastated. But I’m sure your kind remarks help.

    • Bah

      I reserve kind remarks for those worthy of them, i.e. not for criminal scum.

      • Charlotte Attaway

        You’re right. I’m sure calling somebody scum will improve things. Seems useful.

        • Bah

          Calling things by their correct names is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom is both useful and improving, as I’m sure you will agree.

    • RoadApples

      My curious question is the following: Regardless of the family’s devastation ( which unfortunately but true is worth mice nuts to the general population )
      is this behavior indeed becoming acceptable in 2015 regardless of the conversation of being committed by a legal citizen, legal immigrant or by an illegal immigrant?

      • Charlotte Attaway

        Of course not, who said anything about this behavior being acceptable?

        • RoadApples

          Thank you for your response.
          My concerns that the realization by you of the severity of this crime were being ignored; have now been allayed.

    • susie

      He’s not as American as you or I. I call BS

  • Jacques Verges

    He only committed this crime so he could read some insensitive remarks in the comment section. I know this to be a fact because I am his lawyer.

    • Bah

      If you are his lawyer you must know that he has much greater concerns right now than what people think about him on the internet. (Does he have internet access? Why? Can he even read?)

      Why exactly should we say anything “sensitive” about him? What is there even to say? He is a criminal and I hope they lock him up for a long time.

      • novatom

        So because he was arrested, he’s already guilty? Whatever happened to having your day in court? Why are you convinced he’s the one? Do you know something the authorities don’t know?

        Glad to hear we don’t need a justice system in this country. Makes things so much easier and cheaper!

        • Bah

          (eyeroll) Yeah poor little Dindu Nuffin was just in the bank to deposit another check to his college savings account and now he is wrongly charged by The Man. Gimme a break. Are you really that dumb? Or do you think your posturing makes you appear morally superior? (The latter is also dumb but in a different way.)

          I predict right now that his court-appointed attorney will recommend a plea bargain for this obviously guilty clown.

  • susie

    Yes, let’s worry about political correctness while legal Americans are being robbed, raped and killed. You really make me ill.

    • Nancy

      Its not about political correctness. Its about overall correctness, which the original comment was not. Your stupidity should make yourself ill.

      • susie

        “Overall correctness?” Thanks for the laugh

        • Nancy

          As in, he’s not Spanish or Latino. He has NOTHING to do with being a DREAMer or an illegal. It has nothing to do with political correctness. Its like you calling him a Llama and he’s actually a human. Its just outright incorrect. Glad you are able to laugh at yourself for missing a basic concept like that.

          • susie

            You’re the only person who brought up Spanish or Latino. I think you just had a Kelly Osbourne moment.

          • Nancy

            Do you have reading comprehension problems?

            DonaldTrumpWasRight • 2 days ago

            Just another DREAMer

            aware DonaldTrumpWasRight • 14 hours ago

            He is not Spanish. Racist much?

            susie aware • 3 hours ago

            Yes, let’s worry about political correctness while legal Americans are being robbed, raped and killed. You really make me ill.

          • susie

            Would you like a shovel, Nancy?

          • Nancy

            I’ll take one as soon as you find glasses.

          • TH

            You might as well give up Nancy, there is no reasoning with these trolls. The real shame is this bible thumping frothing donald loving troll is allowed to vote. That is assuming “she” is of age to do so. What a piece of work, it makes me wish this news blog were more strictly moderated.
            I hope these trolls aren’t really residents of Reston, I’d like to think we have a better class of citizen here.

          • Nancy

            I think the sad thing is, that she’s actually not a troll but someone who is so stupid that she can’t comprehend plain words. It must hurt to be that dumb.

  • novatom

    It’s so heartening to know that so many people on this board are judge, jury and executioner. The guy was arrested. He may be guilty, he may not be. Just because he “looks” a certain way means absolutely nothing.

    • susie

      I get your point. HOWEVER, we live in a sanctuary county that is now racing towards California status regarding the number of illegal immigrants it is letting in and protecting. If that fact escapes you – so be it.

    • Bah

      Not being stupid, like you, the people here know that bank robberies are usually quickly solved and that convictions are usually obtained. Therefore, only stupid people rob banks. The perp looks stupid. He will go to jail where he belongs.

  • Nancy

    First of all, I’m not a liberal so who’s name calling now? Second of all, I think I was the ONLY one sticking to the facts considering you were the ones who didn’t care to discuss whether he was being classified as something he’s not. And finally, it seems to be quite the FACT that you are stupid. Whether or not it hurts to be this stupid, however, is entirely my speculation.

  • Lynn

    This guy has not only robbed this bank but multiple businesses around the Herndon area

  • Lynn

    There is nothing sweet or caring about this man he has traumatized enough people as is glad to know he is in custody

  • Melanie Yuckenberg

    WOW!! I love how everyone is jumping to the fact of calling him illegal. What difference does it make? He actually is legal. He was a good guy that got mixed up in some dumb shit. I am in no way condoning what he may or may not have done. Guilty or not he will have his day in court and will suffer the consequences of his actions.

  • Rich

    comments are much better than the actual article… lol. Thanks.

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