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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This Week in Crime: Soapstone 7-11 Robbed Again

Someone attempted to rob the Soapstone Drive 7-11 for the third time since October, but this guy's cunning plan was foiled at the last instant by a highly unlikely freak occurrence that no one could have anticipated: a customer showed up.

A 34-year-old Reston woman and a 61-year-old Sterling man working as clerks at the 7-Eleven store located at 2203 Soapstone Drive were robbed. A man entered the store shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, produced a handgun and demanded money. Before the clerks could respond, a customer drove into the parking lot and the would-be thief fled without taking anything. The victims were not injured.

The suspect was described as black, 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 5, with a thin build. He was wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and a black mask covering his face.
You know, once they finish napalming the trees along the stream beds near the 7-11 and making parking illegal forever and building those new-fangled sidewalks, maybe the folks at the 7-11 will be able to see the robbers coming.

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