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Friday, January 23, 2009

This Week in Crime: A Map of Terror

The folks at the Connection finally got wind of the fact that we've got a MAJOR CRIME WAVE going on, and came up with this helpful map of terror, outlining each frightening incident. By carefully triangulating the data points, we've come to the conclusion the only place where we can be safe from the threat of further armed robberies is at the center of Lake Anne -- but even there we'd be at risk from wetsuit-clad ne'er-do-wells. But what do the police have to say about this MASSIVE CRIME WAVE?

According to police spokesman Don Gotthardt, a rise in such crimes is not unusual during the winter. "Historically, between November and February, we do see a rise in robberies, a rise in street crime," Gotthardt said.

Gotthardt said police were not viewing any of the crimes as being connected at this point, although witnesses to the robberies of the two banks and the 7-Eleven gave similar descriptions of the perpetrators, each describing a relatively small man, either black or of "medium complexion," ranging between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 7 inches in height and having a slim build.

By comparison, last January saw two armed robberies in Reston, although six houses had been burglarized by an organized group in the proceeding month.
An organized group invading homeowners' personal space? We knew the DRB was scary, but we had no idea.

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