Fairfax County Police say three separate armed robberies took place in Reston early Tuesday morning, in each instance involving two men approaching the victims with a weapon displayed.
The first incident took place at about 12:23 a.m. in the 1900 block of Democracy Drive, in Reston Town Center. According to a report:
“A man and woman were sitting in a car when they were approached by two men. One suspect displayed a gun and demanded money. The victims handed over their cellphones and other personal belongings and the suspects fled.”
Only about 12 minutes later in the 2200 block of Colts Neck Road, another victim was robbed.
“A man was talking on his cellphone when he was approached by two men. One suspect assaulted him; the other displayed a knife. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and cellphone. The victim did not require medical attention.”
The crime spree continued at about 1:50 a.m. in the area of Glade Drive and Pinecrest Road.
“A man was sitting in his car on Glade Drive when he was approached by two men. One displayed a gun and demanded money. The victim handed over his wallet and cellphone and the suspects ran. The victim did not require medical attention.”
Police say detectives are “looking into the possibility” that all three robberies were committed by the same two suspects.
The only descriptive information provided came from the incident on Democracy Drive. The suspects in that robbery were both described as black men with their faces covered, wearing gloves. One suspect was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and the other was wearing a gray sweatshirt.
Anyone with information should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).