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Thursday, April 16, 2009

This Week in Crime: A Grab Bag of Inappropriate Behavior

People stealing beer and gold chains! A creepy pervert hanging out at the gas station! All in all, it's just another week in Reston (PDF):

A 27-year-old Reston woman was reportedly touched inappropriately by a stranger on Friday, April 3. The woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a car parked at a gas station in the 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road around 11:05 p.m. A man approached the window and knocked. The woman opened the window and the two spoke briefly. The man reached in the car for a cigarette and allegedly touched the woman inappropriately two times. The man left the gas station and the victim reported the incident a short time later from her home. The suspect was described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s. He was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 190 pounds with blond hair. He was wearing a gray, hooded sweat shirt.

Police responded to a robbery on Friday, April 3. A 26-year-old Reston man was on a bike path between Colts Neck Road and Reston Parkway around 11:30 p.m. when four teenage boys approached him. One of them asked for a beer. As the victim retrieved a beer, one suspect struck him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The suspects took money and beer from the victim and fled on foot. The victim did not require medical attention. The four suspects could only be described as black, in their teens.

A 39-year-old Reston man was robbed on Sunday, April 5 just after midnight. Around 12:02 a.m. the man was walking down a pathway near the 2400 block of Pyrenees Court when he saw two men walking toward him. As they passed each other, one suspect grabbed the victim while the other took a gold chain from his neck. Both suspects fled on foot; the victim did not require medical attention. Both suspects were described as Hispanic, in their 20s. They were about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 120 pounds and both wore a white hoodie and dark pants.
Our advice? Stay off the pathways while carrying beer and wearing gold chains.

Lest this litany of man's inhumanity to man be too much of of a downer, we'll point out that the last sobriety checkpoint conducted in Reston last weekend yielded a whopping zero DUI arrests. Maybe that's because everyone's hitting the bike trails with six-packs in hand.

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone notice that most crimes that occur in Reston do so late at night? It's pretty easy to avoid being a victim of this kind of stuff if you aren't out alone after 10 p.m.


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