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Saturday, January 19, 2008

This Week in Crime: And that was before she saw how much martinis cost at McCormicks & Schmicks

An Ashburn woman was robbed in the Hyatt hotel parking garage Thursday night.

The robbery took place shortly after midnight on the second level of the Hyatt Hotel parking garage located at 1800 Presidents Street, police said.

Investigators said the victim was at her car when she was approached from behind by a man who pointed a gun at her and demanded money.

The woman handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and was not injured, police said.

The robber fled on foot and was seen leaving the garage a short time later with two other men, investigators said. The three men are described as black, in their late 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds. They all wore dark clothing.
That same night, the Exxon on Sunrise Valley Drive was robbed.
A 36-year-old employee of the Exxon gas station located at 11854 Sunrise Valley Drive was robbed on Thursday, Jan. 17, shortly before 1 a.m. Two men went immediately behind the counter where the employee was standing, implied a weapon and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The victim was not injured and the suspects fled out the front door.

One suspect was white, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and approximately 165 pounds. He wore all black clothing. The second suspect was black, also in his 20s, about 5 feet 7 inches, weighing approximately 150 pounds. He also wore dark clothing and a black mask covering his face.
Thursday nights: For Reston criminals, they must be the new Saturday.

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