Here’s Why the Police Helicopter Over Reston Friday Morning

by Karen Goff May 20, 2016 at 6:33 am 6 Comments

Fairfax County Police Fairfax County Police were searching for a robbery suspect by ground and by air early Friday morning.

Police said a man, who implied he was armed, robbed the 7-Eleven on Soapstone about 6 a.m. Friday.

The suspect fled on foot. He was described by store employees as a white male wearing a gray sweatshirt and jeans.

Police K9 units and the police helicopter are searching the Soapstone-area roads, parking lots and trails but were called off about

That same store was robbed earlier this month.

  • thebratwurstking

    And they are still circling at 1:20 PM

  • Jen

    I got home at 12:45p and the helicopter was circling until 2p. Seemed centered on the Snakeden Branch woods close near Soapstone.

    • Karen Goff

      Just checked with police. The chopper this afternoon – still going at 2:11 p.m. — is “special operations” and not a crime (ie mapping, photos or some other project.

      • thebratwurstking

        But the store was still robbed.

        • Karen Goff

          Yes! They are two separate events.

  • Why do you bother?

    Karen, I very much appreciate your coverage of stories like this! Often, you are the first person to “tell” me about something happening in my neighborhood.


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