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).
An armed man was arrested on Thursday (March 22) after hitting a police officer with his fist and spitting on him, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
Police arrested Carlos Cherry, 37, at the intersection of Elm Tree Drive and Sycamore View Lane in the Herndon area around 4:15 p.m.. Police said Cherry appeared to be intoxicated. He was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, brandishing a firearm and intoxication in public.
In a separate incident on Friday (March 23) around noon, a resident found a window broken and items from inside a home on the 12000 block of Laurel Glade Court.
On Sunday, police pursued a wanted individual from Hampton on the 13100 block of Worldgate Drive. After a chase, the suspect, Warren Wendell Maxwell, 25, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.
In a separate incident on Sunday, Ricardo Sanchez was charged with strangulation and attempted sexual assault. The incident occurred on the 1200 block of Bicksler Court, according to the Herndon Police Department.
FCPD also reported the following incidents:
12900 block of Centre Park Circle, airbags from vehicles
2400 block of Centreville Road, cash from business
1800 block of Fountain Drive, cash from residence
12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, license plate from vehicle
2100 block of Mager Drive, license plate from vehicle
9300 block of Monalaine Court, property from residence
11800 block of Spectrum Center, beer from business.
12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, merchandise from business
1800 block of Town Center Parkway, bag from business
13000 block of Park Crescent Circle, 1998 Honda Civic
Yesterday, we also reported that a Maryland man was killed over the weekend when he lost control over his car on Baron Cameron Avenue and hit a traffic signal pole. The cause of the incident remains under investigation. Alcohol was not a factor, police said.
Anyone with information about any crimes reported by FCPD should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).
Photo via FCPD
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Herndon police are searching for a suspect in connection with a robbery at the Burger King (598 Elden St.) on Friday.
Just as the store opened around 6:15 a.m., the suspect confronted staff with a gun and demanded money. Staff filled a bag the suspect gave them with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police, according to police. The suspect then left by foot. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Jeffrey Lange at 703-435-6881, extension 2304 or via email at [email protected] Individuals can also call the police department’s non-emergency number at 703-435-6846.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Images courtesy of Herndon Police.