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Monday, January 12, 2009

This Week in Crime: Unsubstantiated Rumor Department

So, we haven't seen any official confirmation of this, but we keep hearing the BB&T bank at South Lakes Village Shopping Center got held up on Friday. Of course, we could pick up the phone and do that thing they call "reporting," but it's late and we're sleepy. Frankly, we're a bit skeptical, considering how infrequently Reston-area banks have been robbed of late.

In the spirit of something resembling journalistic balance, here's a confirmed robbery that actually did happen last week:

A 23-year-old Reston man was robbed on Monday, January 5 shortly before 7 p.m. in the 11100 block of Saffold Way. The victim parked his car and was walking toward his home when a man approached, produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim had no cash, but eventually handed over his coat and cellular telephone and was not injured. The suspect fled on a red bicycle.
A red bicycle? If you see this man, be sure to dial 911:


  1. Here you go -- the Fairfax County Police put it in their feed:

    I saw all the crime scene tape and police officers there on Friday evening. Unfortunately no sign of a a swarm of CSIs swabbing for things, at least while I was there.

  2. Could it be? Another high-jumping bank robber...