Thousands of Afghan Refugees Arrive At Dulles — About 14,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan since the Taliban’s takeover on Aug. 15 have arrived in Virginia through Dulles International Airport, according to Gov. Ralph Northam, who called the effort “one of the largest airlifts in history” on Friday (Aug. 27). The federal government has set up a COVID-19 vaccination site for the new arrivals, just 20 of whom have tested positive so far. [WTOP]
New Survey on Countywide Strategic Plan Opens — Fairfax County is seeking more community input on its proposed Countywide Strategic Plan, which will serve as a guide for the county’s priorities over the next 10 to 20 years. A fourth community survey is now available in multiple languages until Sept. 24, with the Board of Supervisors expected to take action on a final plan in October. [Fairfax County Government/Twitter]
Man Arrested for South Lakes BB&T Robbery — A man believe to be behind the Tuesday morning robbery of the BB&T Bank in South Lakes Village Shopping Center was arrested in Richmond, according to the weekly crime report. The suspect was arrested on Thursday (Aug. 26) on unrelated charges but now also faces two counts of robbery. He is awaiting extradition to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. [Patch]
Fairfax County Police Recruit Two New Canines — Bloodhound pups Duke and Luna will soon start a year-long training program to prepare them to join the Fairfax County Police Department’s K-9 unit, which currently consists of 28 dogs, including three other bloodhounds, and 15 human officers. The dogs will help the department find “critically missing people,” including people with dementia, children, and individuals who might be suicidal. [The Washington Post]
Reston Association to Hold Listening Sessions Next Month — “Reston Association will be hosting a series of Listening Sessions, one for each district, over the coming weeks on Zoom. These meetings will allow the Board to engage with each district and listen to the concerns, comments, and suggestions members have for RA.” [RA/Twitter]
Herndon Police Believe Sexual Assault Suspect Had More Victims — Detectives with the Herndon Police Department believe other people may have been victimized by a man they charged with aggravated sexual battery on June 30, according to a tweet. At the time of his arrest, the victim in the case told police that Carlos Morales López, 55, gave her a massage in the 800 block of Sycamore Court when he sexually assaulted her. [Patch]
Police Investigate South Lakes Bank Robbery — Police officers were dispatched to BB&T in the South Lakes Village Shopping Center yesterday morning (Tuesday) after a man reportedly entered the bank, grabbed the manager, and demanded cash before leaving the area on foot. No injuries were reported, and detectives are continuing to investigate the incident, which is the second time the branch has been robbed this year. [FCPD]
Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Reston Station Tomorrow — Reston Station will host a second COVID-19 vaccination clinic next to Founding Farmers (1904 Reston Metro Plaza) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). Anyone who visits the clinic to get their first dose will receive $15 gift cards to Starbucks and Big Buns Damn Good Burgers. Second Pfizer doses will be administered on Sept. 14 and 16. [Reston Station/Twitter]
Reston Community Center Starts ESports League — Embracing a trend that is also coming to Fairfax County Public Schools, Reston Community Center is teaming up with the platform GGLeagues to launch an esports program this fall. Players will compete from home using their own consoles and can choose from a variety of games. Each league will run for six weeks starting on Oct. 4, and registration will be open until Sept. 22. [RCC]
Fairfax County police are asking the public to avoid the South Lakes Village Shopping Center area after a robbery was reported at the BB&T Bank there.
The Fairfax County Police Department said at 10:50 a.m. that officers are responding to 11100 South Lakes Drive in Reston.
“Suspect left the area on foot wearing all black with sunglasses and a mask,” the FCPD said. “No injuries reported. Please avoid the area.”
Officers are responding to the BB&T located at 11100 S. Lakes Dr. in Reston for a reported bank robbery. Suspect left the area on foot wearing all black with sunglasses and a mask. No injuries reported. Please avoid the area. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/9IxM9OMmef
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) May 13, 2021
Local police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in connection with a bank robbery at Wells Fargo (1099 Elden Street) that happened on Nov. 27.
Police believe that the suspect depicted in the above photo passed a note to tellers demanding cash and left with an undisclosed amount of money at around 4:30 p .m. that day.
No weapon was seen or implied. The suspect then left on foot towards Alabama Avenue.
Anyone with information to help identify the subject should call the Herndon Police Department at 703-435-6846.
HPD released the image from security footage today (Tuesday).
Photo via HPD
The Herndon Police Department is investigating a robbery that happened around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at M&T Bank on the 1100 block of Herndon Parkway.
HPD did not confirm the business where the robbery occurred.
But police believe someone passed a note to tellers demanding money and left the business with an “undisclosed amount of cash.”
The suspect fled on foot toward the 1100 block of Herndon Parkway.
“There was no weapon displayed or implied,” an HPD spokesperson told Reston Now.
Anyone with information can call HPD at 703-435-6846.
Photo via HPD
A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with a robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Reston Town Center on Monday (Dec. 9).
Police believe Lawrence Purvis announced that he was robbing the bank at around 9:18 a.m. by passing a note to a teller.
Purvis escaped from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, but was later arrested near the scene, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
A spokesperson for FCPD declined to release details about the incident until the department’s daily roundup was published this afternoon.
Photo via FCPD
Updated at 3:30 p.m. on March 13 — Police said a man entered the bank at 1:14 p.m., implied he had a gun and demanded money. He was given cash before leaving the bank on foot, according to the police report. Police also added a height range to the description of the suspect, saying that the man was “5’6″-5’7″ tall.”
Earlier: Just weeks after a robbery in late February, police are back at the BB&T Bank at 2513 Fox Mill Road in Reston investigating another robbery.
Police officers were on the scene at 2 p.m. today (March 12), the Fairfax County Police Department tweeted.
FCPD described the suspect as a “Middle Eastern man wearing black hat and black clothing,” adding that he left in a vehicle that was possibly a silver SUV or minivan.
People are advised to avoid the area.
The same bank was robbed on Feb. 21, according to police. Police are asking the public to help identify the suspect in that robbery, who was described as “light-skinned, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8″ tall, thin build, wearing a dark gray shirt, light-colored jacket and a gray cap,” according to a police report.
Update: Suspect described as Middle Eastern man wearing black hat and black clothing. Possible vehicle description is a silver SUV or mini van. https://t.co/VeBfgOXmmf
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) March 12, 2019
Image via Google Maps
The Fairfax County Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a man suspected of robbing the BB&T Bank on Fox Mill Road yesterday.
The police department released a photo of the suspect today (Feb. 22).
Just before 2:30 p.m. yesterday (Feb. 21), a man entered the bank (2513 Fox Mill Road), implied he had a gun and demanded money, according to the police report. He was given cash and then fled on foot.
“The suspect is described as light-skinned, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8″ tall, thin build, wearing a dark gray shirt, light colored jacket and a gray cap,” according to the report.
Police arrived on scene and searched the area, according to the report. No one was injured.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the police department at 703-246-7800.
Photo via FCPD
Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened at the BB&T Bank at 2513 Fox Mill Road in Reston.
Police are “searching for a man initially described as white, 20-30 years old, thin, 5’9″, gray cap, light colored jacket and dark colored shirt,” according to a tweet from the Fairfax County Police Department at 2:58 p.m. today (Feb. 21).
Police want locals to “please be aware of first responders” in the area.
We are investigating a bank robbery at BB&T Bank, 2513 Fox Mill Road in Reston. Officers searching for a man initially described as white, 20-30 years old, thin, 5'9", gray cap, light colored jacket and dark colored shirt. Please be aware of first responders. pic.twitter.com/i8lTjd2jzk
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) February 21, 2019
Image via Google Maps
Police continue to investigate a shoplifting incident at Target earlier this month that resulted in a multi-car police pursuit. Officers responded to Target on Sept. 17 at around 8 p.m. after an employee noticed a man was stealing merchandise. Police cars pursued the car, but the man was not found.
In a separate incident, police are investigating a home burglary on the 2200 block of Castle Rock Square. Sometime between Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, someone broke into the apartment and took electronic equipment, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
The Herndon Police Department also continues to search for a man who they believe robbed M&T Bank in Herndon on Sept. 14. Police issued photos from a security camera but have not found the suspect yet.
FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from location
12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, medication from residence
1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, wallet from location
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from vehicle
11900 block of Democracy Drive, cell phone from business
11800 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business
5900 block of Kingstowne Towne Center, luggage from business
12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, liquor from business
On Sept. 16 just before 7 a.m., Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded found a disabled car parked in the middle of the road on Waxpool Road in Ashburn. The driver and passenger were found attempting to get into another vehicle.
Maria Alevromagiros, 34, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of narcotics and driving on a suspended driver’s license, according to LCSO.
The Herndon Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify an armed man suspected of robbing M&T Bank at 1025 Herndon Parkway earlier this month. Photos of the incident were released by the department today (Sept. 20).
On Friday, Sept. 14 at around 5:05 p.m., the suspect entered the bank, presented a handgun, and handed the teller a note demanding cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
The man fled on foot, eastbound down Herndon Parkway. Anyone with information about the incident should call the police department at 703-435-6846.
Photos via Herndon Police Department
The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that happened at BB&T Bank on 2130 Centreville Road in Herndon.
Officers are searching for the suspect, who was initially described as a 5’9″ black male, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing jeans, a black baseball hat and jacket.
No further information about the incident was immediately available. This story will be updated.
Original Story: Fairfax County Police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery at Reston Town Center Wednesday.
FCPD spokesman Don Gotthardt said a man entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 11911 Freedom Dr. at 9:09 a.m. and demanded money.
“The man implied he had a gun,” said Gotthardt. “He left with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no injuries.”
As of 9:50 a.m., police had set up a perimeter in the streets around town center and were looking for the suspect by air, ground and with K9 units, said Gotthardt.
The suspect was described by witnesses at the bank as a Hispanic male, about 5-foot-7, in his 20s with a goatee. He was wearing a black skullcap and black clothing, witnesses said.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, shortly before 6 a.m., a man forced his way into the bank through a window. The suspect walked through the building, rummaged through several drawers and left without taking anything.
The suspect was described as black, wearing a dark-colored jacket, a red shirt, and a knit cap.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
That same bank was also the site of an armed robbery in October. In that incident, a man matching a different description handed a note to a teller and left with cash. The suspect fled on foot. No arrest has been made in the October robbery.
Photos courtesy of Fairfax County Police
Police said a man entered the bank, produced a handgun and demanded money from several tellers. An undisclosed amount of money was handed over to the suspect and he fled on foot. There were no injuries reported.
This was the second bank robbery in Reston in the last few weeks. On Oct. 10, also a Saturday about 10 a.m., a man robbed the Sona Bank at 11527 Sunrise Valley Dr.
The suspect was described as black, approximately 5-feet-5-inches tall, thin to medium build, thin eyebrows and a “lazy eye.” He had something covering his mouth and part of his head. He was wearing a green or gray hooded jacket, a dark shirt underneath and dark pants.
Anyone with information about this is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at703-691-2131.
Security camera photo from United Bank Saturday/Credit: FCPD