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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

This Week in Crime: Sexual Assault on Soapstone, Plus the (Near) Robbery of the Century

An 18-year-old Reston man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old acquaintance.

On Wednesday, April 1, a 15-year-old girl from the Reston area reported an alleged sexual assault that occurred the night before. The teenager was walking with an acquaintance along a path in the 2300 block of Soapstone Drive around 10:30 p.m. The acquaintance allegedly forced the victim off the path and assaulted her. The victim was treated for non life-threatening injuries at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Detectives obtained warrants for the suspect and a lookout was broadcasted. Officers located the suspect Friday evening, April 3, on a bike path near Shire Court in Reston.

The suspect was arrested and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. He was charged with rape and two counts of sodomy.
Charming story. Also, some kids attempted to rob a gift shop in the Reston Town Center Hyatt, but their intricately plotted scheme was foiled when an unanticipated wrinkle arose -- the clerk told them to get lost.
A 65-year-old Reston-area man was the victim of an attempted robbery while working on Saturday, March 28. Around 7:43 p.m. two teenage boys entered the Haber Gift Shop, located inside the Hyatt Hotel at 1800 Presidents Street. They approached the employee at the counter and demanded money. When the victim did not comply, the suspects fled out the front of the store. The victim was not injured. Both suspects were described as black, 16 to 18 years old. They were about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds. They were wearing hooded sweat shirts and dark-colored pants.
Guess they didn't have a plan B.

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