Armed Robbers Hit South Lakes Sunoco Station

by Karen Goff May 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm 11 Comments

Sunoco at South Lakes Village Center/file photo

Masked men carrying guns held up the Sunoco gas station at South Lakes Village Center on Wednesday, Fairfax County Police said.

Police said two men entered the store at 11900 South Lakes Dr. where one employee was working about 3 a.m.

One of the suspects allegedly displayed a gun and demanded money. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and fled, the victim told police.

The suspects were described as black, in their 20s or 30s, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 to 160 pounds. Both wore dark-colored clothing and their faces were covered. The victim did not require medical attention.

Last week, the 7-Eleven on Soapstone Drive a few miles away was also robbed in a similar fashion. It is not yet known whether the incidents are related.

South Lakes Sunoco/file photo

  • Meh

    I hope those boofish Individuals are brought to justice quickly. Alas just another day in south reston

  • Meh

    My heart goes out to that poor employee

  • JoeInReston

    Why not rob a gas station convenience store at 3:00 in the morning. I am sure there is tons of cash. They may have pulled down $200 while risking years in a jail and a miserable life after jail. I am sure there is no risk of a cop working the night shift just happening to stop for coffee while the robbery is in progress.

    These guys in geniuses. Brian De Palma is writing up the movie script now.

    • Ming the Merciless

      Criminals are stupid and have short time preferences? Who knew!

    • Just Poet

      “These guys in geniuses.”

      • JoeInReston


  • Chuck Morningwood

    South Reston: because life is good in the ‘hood.

    • Muck Chorningwood

      Yeah, South Lakes is so hood…

    • Tom

      Gee, I thought it was Hunters Woods that was soooo hood.

  • JohnQPublic

    Was Popeyes closed ?

  • Nyla J.

    Why is anything open at 3:00am in Reston?


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