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Robbery Reported Along Wooded Path in Stoneview Square

by Fatimah Waseem June 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm 16 Comments

An armed man robbed a purse from a woman as she and her five-year-old son walked home along a wooded path near the 11600 block of Stoneview Square yesterday at 3:20 p.m.

The incident forced Terraset Elementary School and South Lakes High School to go under “secure the building” status — a condition in which individuals are not allowed to enter or exit the building.

Police said the man was armed with a handgun and jumped out of the bushes. He took the woman’s purse, pushed both victims to the ground and ran into the woods.

The woman and her son were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Police believe the suspect is a 30- to 35-year-old black man with a mustache. He was last seen wearing a white sweater with “USA” on the front, black pants and white shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

  • johnQPublic

    One of the lowest forms of pond scum to rob a mother and her child, hopefully police can find this diseased animal.

    • JL

      With a mustache no less!!!

  • Greg

    Yet MORE crime in Shadowood. Does that place have any management? Any security? Any camera system? Any off-duty patrolling cops?

    • OneReally

      Or even Any on-duty patrolling cops

  • CE

    Clearly this criminal is in the country legally. Why else would he be wearing the USA sweater?

    • Mike M

      Was given to him.

  • 30yearsinreston

    The mugger needed the money more than the mother
    What other reason could there be?
    I blame those who are unwilling to share for the act

  • Anonymouse

    I called Fairfax police about this VERY THING not a week ago. Told them there were shady people on the trails in this VERY area and they basically shrugged me off. Great work guys!

    • Mike M

      I have heard from people who should know that our Supervisor has politicized and racialized police coverage and activities. Would this be the slightest bit out of character?

  • Greg
  • VoteDemocratAndVoteOften

    Probably some ‘yute’ from the ‘affordable’ housing in Shadowood. Diversity is our strength.

    • Mike M

      Well, if you have been brainwashed your whole life to believe that you are oppressed . . .

  • Chuck Morningwood

    It’s so sad that this person felt desperate that he had to resort to robbery in order to pay the tuition bill.

  • Robin “Shadow” Hood

    If we had the meals tax we could have helped this desperate man PLUS we would have prevented crime on family. Instead, citizens will be taxed selectively.


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