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FCPD: Arrest in Reston 7-Eleven Robbery

by Karen Goff — July 26, 2016 at 11:30 am 13 Comments

John McCaw Flynn/FCPDFairfax County Police have arrested a man in connection with a robbery at the Soapstone 7-Eleven store last May.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division said they received an anonymous tip through Fairfax County Crime Solvers identifying a possible suspect in the robbery that occurred on Friday, May 20.

With that information and other investigative leads, including security camera footage, detectives were able to identify the suspect as John McCaw Flynn, 45, of Vienna.

In the incident, the suspect entered the store about 6 a.m. on May 20, announced that he had a weapon, and then fled the store with merchandise.

On Monday June 13, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Flynn. On Tuesday, June 21, the Fairfax County Police Department’s Fugitive Squad located and arrested Flynn and he was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

There was an additional robbery at the same 7-Eleven on May 5, but Flynn is not believed to be a suspect.

Meanwhile, according to Fairfax County Police, Flynn was arrested following an incident at the same 7-Eleven nearly a decade ago.

In July of 2007, police said Flynn was charged with robbery after he stole a purse from a woman walking into the store.

He has also faced charges since then of DWI, public swearing, public intoxication and eluding police, county court records show.

  • jmsullivan

    Hello? Usual commenters? Helloooo?

    • Sweet heart bbq

      It’s open now. Ignored mostly.

    • Mike M

      You are surprised, sure. But it happens from time-to-time. It’s the odd event. But it happens.

      • Nunya

        Dont doubt this guy is a loser. I was bullied.by him as a neighbor from.age 7 to 18. He would wait for our bus and beat the slowest kid. He loved showing us his penis…peeing through pvc pipes and such. Once he stole his FBIs fathers gun and threatened to kill us when someone stole the papers from his route

        • Jflynnisaloser

          And by the way…his poor parents are saints. Told they could not conceive they adopted this guy….only to conceive a wonderfully productive son – Dan- later would i believe became a well respected lawyer. After a decade of abuse.by John Flynn i am comfortable stating he should have.been aborted

          • Flynn not so much

            You too seem to have a long history. Maybe he became like this because of enablers like you!!!

            If second son Dan had any courage he would take you to the courts and Sue you for slander.

            May the Lord have mercy on Flynn.

        • Mike M

          He doesn’t actually look like a great guy. So, let us ask ourselves: Why is this creep not in a cage? Hint” The Answer IS DEMOCRATS!

    • Chuck Morningwood

      Were you looking for specific commenters, or just commenters in general?

      Maybe you could post something meaningful. I’m getting tired of carrying that load around here.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    So, Mr. Flynn, all-in-all is the hassle of jail worth the Twinkies you stole?

    • Mike M

      What did this big feller steal?

  • Ming the Merciless

    There is something about the Soapstone 7-11 that is irresistible to this guy. From the Reston Connection in 2007:

    An man accused of purse snatching was arrested following a pursuit. On Monday, July 2, at about 3:10 a.m. a 52-year-old Reston area woman was walking into the 7-Eleven store at the 2300 block of Soapstone Drive. A man allegedly approached her as she reached for the door, grabbed her purse, ran to a car and sped away. A nearby officer chased the suspect, who eventually crashed and ran from the scene. The officers caught the uninjured suspect. The victim received minor injuries. John McCaw Flynn, 36, of the 10300 block of Hunt Country Lane in Vienna was arrested and charged with robbery, reckless driving, hit and run and speed to elude. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

    [Got a name for people like you, John. Recidivist. Ree-peat O-ffender. Not a pretty name, is it?]

    • Karen Goff

      Ming, Thanks. I am going to add that to the story (and also check his whole rap sheet)

  • Arielle in NoVA

    If Reston or the County BoS wants to redevelop something, why not this little retail center? It could use an upgrade. It’s a place the high school kids go to get snacks. There’s not much other retail – it’s about halfway between the Hunters Woods and South Lakes shopping centers, each of which is a mile or two away. There are tall-ish buildings across the street already. Put a tall-ish apartment building/condo here, with ground-level retail (the 7-11, a pizza place, a cleaner’s, a coffee/tea shop, an ice cream/fro-yo place, and a restaurant or two) and underground parking. They can have a rooftop hangout for residents; they’re right by trails through the woods; there are already bus stops nearby; it’s walking distance to South Lakes HS (not sure if the kids at Hughes and Terraset walk or get buses).

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