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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This Week in Crime: Assault near South Lakes High School not committed by Bratz

Despite the "concerns" of those folks who bankrolled a frivolous six-figure lawsuit about band programs, the students aren't the problem at South Lakes High School. It's everyone else.

A 17-year-old Reston boy was robbed at gunpoint on Monday, January 12. The victim was on a path around 8 p.m. near South Lakes High School, located at 11400 South Lakes Drive, and saw five men walking toward him on the path. As he passed by, one of them reportedly pushed him to the ground while another suspect pointed a gun at him and ordered him to stay down. They took his backpack and cellular phone then all of the suspects fled on foot. The victim did not require medical attention.

The suspects were described as black, in their late teens to early 20s and between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall. One of them was about 6 feet tall, 170 pounds and wore a green sweater. Another suspect was about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds and wore a black, puffy jacket and winter hat.
The alleged assailants are apparently too old to be students, though we suppose they could be disgruntled alumni of Oakton's band program. All we know is that along with acrobatic bank robbers, there's been a spate of armed robberies of late. Well, if "two" counts as a "spate."

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