Local Police Arrest Six in Connection with Series of 7-Eleven Robberies

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station has released new information about a recent robbery at a local 7-Eleven.

Police believe three men and three juveniles were involved in a series of robberies at four local 7-Eleven stores. The suspects were arrested Monday morning after they attempted to rob a store on 10508 Leesburg Pike at around 2:30 a.m. Police tracked a getaway car they believe was used by the suspects.

Michael Ackah, 20, of Alexandria was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Amon Headley and Victor Obinim, both 18 and from Alexandria, were charged with robbery. Three additional juvenile boys were arrested and charged with robbery. 

Other robberies followed a similar pattern, according to police. A group of suspects entered the store, displayed a firearm and demanded cash at the following locations:

  • 6820 Old Dominion Drive (June 21, 1:54 a.m.)
  • 2501 Centreville Road (June 22, 3:37 a.m.)
  • 6910 Bradlick Shopping Center (June 29, 2:58 a.m.)

Additional charges related to the other robberies are pending.

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Crime Roundup: Police Arrest Four Suspects in 7-Eleven Robbery

Local police have arrested four suspects in connection with a robbery at 7-Eleven (10508 Leesburg Pike).

Police believe four people entered the store, displayed a handgun and stole cash from the registers on Monday, July 1 at 2:38 a.m.

After the suspects left in a car, a lookout was broadcasted to neighboring jurisdictions. Deputies from the Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s Office arrested the suspects.

The Reston District Police Station also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

2200 block of Astoria Circle, wallet from vehicle

11900 block of Bowman Towne Drive, cell phone from location

1500 block of Cameron Crescent Drive, property from residence

1800 block of Discovery Street, property from vehicle

9600 block of Farmside Place, jewelry from residence

2200 block of Herman Court, electronic device from vehicle

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

1400 block of Lake Fairfax Drive, wallet from vehicle

1800 block of Library Street, liquor from business

2200 block of Monaghan Drive, cash and purse from vehicle

11400 block of Isaac Newton Square, purse from vehicle

11300 block of Reston Station Boulevard, tip jar from business

2200 block of Rock Hill Road, laptop computers from business

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, golf cart from location

11100 block of Saffold Way, cell phone from location

12000 block of Town Square Street, merchandise from business

11700 block of Summer Chase Circle, package from residence

STOLEN VEHICLES:

10900 block of Thrush Ridge Road, 2019 Subaru Forrester

In a separative incident, a Realtor entered a home on the 11300 block of Geddys Court to discover a man sleeping in one of the bedrooms.

The man, who police described as white and in his 20s, ran off before officers arrived.

A burglary was also reported on the 9600 block of Perkins Farm Lane on June 27 at around 7 p.m. Cash and jewelry was taken from the home.

Another home burglary was reported on the 1600 block of Admirals Hills Court on June 22 at around 5:30 p.m. It’s unclear if anything was taken from the home.

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Thursday Morning Notes

Herndon Festival Kicks Off Today — The first day of the four-day festival begins today from 6-10 p.m. at Northwest Federal Credit Union (200 Spring Street). China Grove will perform at the Herndon Family Medicine Stage and transit Vocal Band will perform at the Parkway Stage from 7:30-9 p.m.  [Herndon Festival]

Police Seek Help to Connect Annandale Man to County Burglaries — Local police believe Stephen Anderson, 55, of Annandale, could be responsible for other burglaries throughout the county. He faces burglary charges and is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond. [Fairfax County Police Department]

Creative Response Led by Co-owner of Bad Saint Set for Today — Genieve Villamora, co-owner of the buzzy Filipino restaurant in the District, will respond to the work of Stephanie William. The presentation will be followed by open conversation. The event starts at 7 p.m. [Greater Reston Arts Center]

A Recap of Reston Live — “The first Reston Live was held at Lake Anne Plaza on Sunday afternoon. This inaugural music festival featured a Children’s Area, a talent competition, a raffle, vendor booths, and special guest performances by Reston band, Catchin’ Toads, and Reston’s own singer/songwriter, Lindsey Hershfeld.” [The Connection]

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Crime Roundup: Maryland Teen Arrested in Carjacking on Sunrise Valley Drive

A 17-year-old from Maryland was arrested in connection with a carjacking on Sunrise Valley Drive last week.

On Monday, May 13, police say that a masked suspect pointed a shotgun at a man who was putting air into his car’s tires and demanded the keys.

The suspect drove away in the stolen car, but police caught up with him a short while later.

The teen was caught with the help of the police’s K9 team, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. He was charged with carjacking and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

In a separate incident, a man entered a home on the 2600 block of New Concorde Court on Wednesday, May 15 at around 3:50 a.m.

Residents discovered the man in their garage after they heard the garage door open. The man ran away when one resident confronted him.

Nothing was reported missing, police said.

FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11300 block of Chestnut Grove Square, documents from vehicle

2200 block of Quartermaster Lane, bicycle from residence

2600 block of William Short Circle, bicycle from residence

11600 block of Windbluff Court, license plates from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

2500 block of Brenton Point Drive, 2015 Vespa motorcycle

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Crime Roundup: Police Investigate Home Burglary at Cypress Point Court

A burglar broke into a home and took off with valuables, police said.

The burglary was reported in a home on the 11500 block of Cypress Point Court at around 7:42 p.m. on April 19 (Friday), according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police believe someone entered the home and stole personal items. The investigation is ongoing.

FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11400 block of North Shore Drive, document from residence

400 block of River Bend Road, purse from residence

12100 block of Sunset Hill Road, purse from location

1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, document from vehicle

11900 block of Democracy Drive, credit cards from location

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, bicycle from location

2400 block of Centreville Road, bike from shopping center

STOLEN VEHICLES:

12900 block of Lyme Bay Drive, 2015 Ford Explorer

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Crime Roundup: Homeowner Finds Three Strangers Inside House

Updated at 9:45 a.m. — Corrects the area for the home’s location. 

A homeowner near Reston found three unknown men standing in the home last Thursday (Feb. 28), according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Police say the homeowner heard a noise coming from the back of the home in the 1400 block of Wynhurst Lane around 6:06 p.m. The three men “ran away after being startled by the homeowner,” the report says.

“All three males were dressed in dark clothing with hoods pulled over their heads,” according to the report.

No property was taken, according to the report.

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

2300 block of Hunters Woods Plaza, beer from business

STOLEN VEHICLES:

1800 block of Wiehle Avenue, 2016 Ford Explorer

Herndon police arrested and charged a 27-year-old Herndon man with burglary after they found him locked inside of a store in the 1000 block of Elden Street attempting to steal a case of beer on Friday (March 1).

The man told officers that he fell asleep in the bathroom before the store closed and was planning on leaving the store with the beer, according to the report. He was transported to the Fairfax Adult Detention Center where he was held without bond.

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Crime Roundup: Great Falls Home Burglarized on Friday

A burglar broke into a Great Falls home and stole personal property on Friday, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

The homeowner came home at 8:25 p.m. on Feb. 1 to find the front door open and rooms in disarray. Police found evidence that someone had forced entry to the rear sliding door of the home in the 10000 block of Park Royal Drive, according to the report.

The Fairfax County Police Department’s Reston District Station reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

2400 block of Centreville Road, liquor from business

2400 block of Centreville Road, merchandise from business

11400 block of Commerce Park Drive, electronic devices from location

2000 block of Edmund Halley Drive, chainsaws from construction site

11000 block of Grey Squirrel Lane, bag from car

12000 block of Laurel Glade Court, wallet from apartment

11000 block of Plaza America Road, merchandise from store

11700 block of Stratford House Place, credit cards from location

12000 block of Wrexham Road, mail from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Deputies arrested a 34-year-old Herndon woman at the Ashburn CVS on Saturday (Feb. 2), according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 7:36 p.m., deputies responded to a call for a woman acting upset inside the store in the 44800 block of Russell Branch Parkway. The woman was unable to maintain her balance while standing, according to the report. Deputies found narcotics and drug paraphernalia on the woman and charged her with public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia.

She is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a secured bond.

That same day, Herndon police responded to a call of shots fired in the 900 block of Barton Oaks Place shortly after midnight. Officers checked the area, but did not find any suspects, according to the Herndon Police Department. Later that same morning, police responded to a call of a bullet that was found inside a home nearby. No injuries were reported.

Police are still investigating the case.

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Crime Roundup: Indecent Exposure Incident Reported on Sunrise Valley Drive

The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating an indecent exposure incident that took place on Wednesday (Oct. 10) on the 11700 block of Sunrise Valley Drive.

A woman went out to take the trash when she saw a man expose himself to her. The victim called her boyfriend, who attempted to find the man. Police described the man as a white man with a medium build, between 30 and 40 years of age, and between 5’7” and 5’8”. He has curly, reddish-brown hair, and was wearing glasses. The investigation is ongoing.

Two home burglaries were reported on Thursday (Oct. 11). Local police responded to an alarm on the 1100 block of Mountain Hope Court at around 1:32 p.m. to discover that someone broke into the home. Property was stolen.

Another burglary on the 9700 block of Lindsay Blake Lane was reported the same day at around 6:20 p.m. The victim came home to find that several items had been taken. Both incidents are under investigation.

FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

2100 block of Astoria Circle, phone from residence

2200 block of Castle Rock Square, airbag from vehicle

2400 block of Clover Field Circle, airbag from vehicle

11400 block of Commerce Park Drive, camera from business

2300 block of Field Point Road, hat from park

12200 block of Leesburg Pike, license plate from vehicle

11000 block of Market Street, wallet from business

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, bottle of wine from business

1900 block of Sagewood Lane, ladder from business

11000 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business

12000 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

12000 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business

11800 block of Sunrise Valley Drive, cell phone from business

11120 block of South Lakes Drive, merchandise from business

11100 block of South Lakes Drive, wine from business

11000 block of Ring Road, package from residence

13100 block of Plotner Farm Road, airbag from vehicle

2300 block of Soapstone Drive, airbag from vehicle

10800 block of Patowmack Drive, money from residence

2700 block of Viking Drive, stroller from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

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Crime Roundup: Home Burglary Reported; No Major Incidents

No major incidents were reported by the Fairfax County Police Department this week.

Last Thursday (August 16), a burglary happened at the 1600 block of Apricot Court at 11 p.m. and the next day at 7 a.m. According to police, an unknown person entered the house through the garage door and took several personal items.

In a separate incident, a Reston resident was arrested and charged with grand theft auto on Saturday (August 18).

Omar Romero-Caceres, 37, was found by a deputy on patrol who spotted him with a vehicle taken from Fairfax County, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Ascot Way, property from vehicle

2200 block of Astoria Circle, shoes from package

1600 block of Chimney House Road, earrings from residence

13300 block of Coppermine Road, tools from vehicle

1500 block of Deer Point Way, property from vehicle

2400 block of Fieldcreek Drive, tools from vehicle

9900 block of Georgetown Pike, beer from business

11600 block of Plaza America Drive, wallet from shopping cart

13300 block of Rowles Place, catalytic converter from vehicle

11900 block of Market Street, merchandise from business

12000 block of North Shore Drive, debit card from residence

11500 block of North Shore Drive, cash from vehicle

13300 block of Parcher Avenue, tools from vehicle

11600 block of Vantage Hill Road, credit card from vehicle

11400 block of Waterhaven Court, sunglasses from vehicle

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

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Suspect Arrested in Garage Door Opener Burglary Spree

A man has been charged in connection with a spree of burglaries in Loudoun County where the suspect entered homes using garage door openers taken from victims’ unlocked cars, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert Williams-Dixon, 33, was arrested Monday in connection with eleven burglaries in eastern Loudoun County. Williams-Dixon, whose permanent address is not known, faces 11 county of burglary, 11 counts of grand larceny, two counts of credit card larceny and two counts of credit card fraud.

All burglaries were located in the Sterling area north of Route 7, according to police. The suspect entered homes while residents were asleep. Police believe he gained access to homes by using garage door openers from unlocked cars parked in driveways.

Neighboring jurisdictions like Fairfax County’s Police Department have reported similar crimes in the last week. Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s Office is working with detectives to determine if similar cases reported in nearby areas are related.

On Nov. 16, local police issued an advisory about four burglaries over two days. In all cases, investigators determined garage door openers were also missing from victims’ cars.

In Reston, two incidents a little over half a mile apart between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. In the first incident on the 12100 block of Abington Hall Place, a woman heard sounds from the kitchen area of her home. When she spotted a man standing in her kitchen, the man ran off. A purse and wallet were taken.

In the second incident, a resident awakened by his pets saw a man standing in his home. When confronted, the suspect dropped several items he was attempted to steal and left with the victim’s wallet. The wallet was later found by someone in the neighborhood and returned to police.

Williams-Dixon is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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Monday Morning Notes

Creditors Take Over Reston Contractor’s Subsidiary — The company, STC Group Inc., received formal notice earlier this month of the default, which cited the company’s failure to comply with financial covenants of an $81.2 million credit agreement from two years ago, according to the report. Top executives resigned as a result. [Washington Business Journal]

Stolen Garage Door Openers Lead to Local Burglaries — According to WTOP, police in Fairfax County are investigating a series of burglaries that happened this week involving stolen garage door openers. The incidents occurred at four homes, two of which are in Reston. In three cases, homeowners said they spotted the suspect, whom they described as a black man in his late teens to early 20s. [WTOP]

Comstock Holding Companies Inc Reports Third Quarter Results — The Reston-based company reported a net los of around $1.5 million as compared to the third quarter of last year, during with a net loss of $1.1 million was reported. [NB Herard]

Farmer-owned Restaurant Coming to Reston Soon — The North Dakota Farmers Union, Agraria LLC and the Farmers Restaurant Group are considering a plan to open their seventh farmer-owned restaurant on the East Coast in Reston. [Bismarck Tribune]

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