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Cab Driver Held Up in Possible Armed Robbery in Reston

by Karen Goff — June 30, 2016 at 1:20 pm 5 Comments

Fairfax County Police Two men robbed a taxi cab driver in Reston in the early hours of June 24, Fairfax County Police said.

The driver was in the 11300 block of Baron Cameron Avenue about 4:20 .m. when the passengers implied that they had a weapon, threatened the driver and demanded money, police said.

The driver handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and was not injured.

The suspects fled on foot toward Wiehle Avenue. One suspect was described as black, very tall. He was wearing a multi-colored shirt and jeans. The second suspect was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing an orange shirt, jeans and a baseball cap.

  • Mike M

    I am no detective, but I am wondering if this crime really happened based on some of the detail provided.

    That beings said, I am considering a career change, but I’ve ruled out driving a cab after midnight.

    • blarg

      Driving a cab is a senseless decision at this point. Drive for Uber instead; less up-front costs and all your customers have a credit card attached to their ride, so they’re much less likely to commit a crime after hailing you (exclusions apply if they stole and unlocked phone or something, obviously).

      • Mike M

        I wouldn’t drive a cab or for Uber. That’s just me.

        • blarg

          Okay. I drive for Uber in addition to a full-time job and it’s good extra money. Lots more people around Reston use the service than I expected when I started and it’s nice to talk to them and hear their different perspectives on transportation and stuff. But that’s just me.

          • Mike M

            Extra money is good. Seems like a breezy way to do. Just not for me.

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