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Police: Car, Property Taken from Woman in Home Invasion Robbery

by Karen Goff — December 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm 12 Comments

Fairfax County Police Two men forced their way into a home near Reston Town Center and fled in the resident’s vehicle, Fairfax County Police said.

The 67-year-old woman who was the victim of the home invasion robbery told police two suspects forced their way into her townhouse in the 12000 block of Edgmere Circle about 8:41 p.m. Thursday.

The suspects took property and fled in the victim’s vehicle, which was later recovered near  Reston Town Center, police said. The victim did not require medical attention.

The victim described one suspect as a black male, 20 to 30 years old.

Detectives do not believe this was a random event or that there is any threat to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

  • SouthRestonResident

    Clearly a simple misunderstanding. This youth was on his way to help a friend’s child’s mother move to their new home. A simple case of mistaken identity. I tell you this poor youth didn’t do nothing.

    If they do need to find this man, I would recommend the Hunter Mills area, more specifically the housing units adjacent to the Safeway grocery store.

    • Lifelong Resident

      Your bigotry and ignorance of the you trying to refer to is appalling. Get the name right before you try to bash it at least.

      • SouthRestonResident

        You’re correct – the area is hunters woods not Mills – I hope that clears up any confusion

      • Greg

        Do the site’s posting rules not apply to you?

      • RoadApples

        Myself not a lifelong resident; only since 1982.
        A reminder that this area described above is indeed part of the ‘Hunter Mill District’ of Fairfax County

  • “Detectives do not believe this was a random event or that there is any threat to the public.” Huh? So are they inferring the victim knew the suspects?

    • Karen Goff

      Yes.

    • Greg

      I wonder. If the victim knew them, would she not be able to better narrow the age? And provide a description of both? And know, perhaps, their names and where they live?

  • Ming the Merciless

    Um, I would say that until the two men who break into old ladies homes and steal their cars are arrested, there is a “threat to the public”.

    • LakeNewportLady

      Based on it not being a random event my guess is she knew at least on of the guys…

      • Ming the Merciless

        “There are men on the loose who attack and rob old women… but don’t worry, they only attack and rob old women whom they personally know!”

        Gee, what a relief. Or maybe not. Personally, as a member of the public, I do not find this assertion especially reassuring.

        The kind of person who commits “non-random” attacks on old women certainly lacks the internal restraints that would prevent them from committing “random” attacks on total strangers. Therefore, they are a threat to the public while they are on the loose.

  • Shocking

    I was surprised about the description of the suspect. Unusual.

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