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Monday, May 18, 2009

This Week in Crime: Another week, another burglary, plus the athletic bank robber returns?

Just like the previous week, another Reston resident found her apartment burglarized on Friday, this time near Hunters Woods Shopping Center in South Reston:

A 25-year-old woman saw an unidentified man leaving her apartment in the 11000 block of Shire Court on Friday, May 15 around 6:50 a.m. The woman was getting dressed for work in her bedroom, when she saw a shadow walk down the hallway and exit her apartment. She then discovered her wallet, purse and an undisclosed amount of money were missing. There were no injuries.

The suspect wore blue jeans and brown work boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at
or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Interestingly, someone purporting to be the victim of the previous burglary actually posted her account of the incident elsewhere on this site.

Meanwhile, a bank in "Great" Falls was robbed last week, and we're hoping against hope that it's the athletic but plan-averse bank robber who's the culprit.
A 60-year-old Reston woman working as a bank teller at the Wachovia Bank, 750 Walker Road, was robbed on Friday, May 15 around 10:40 a.m.

A man entered the bank, produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no injuries.

The suspect wore a rubber mask at the time of the robbery. He was described as black, around 5 feet 7 inches tall and between 170 and 180 pounds. He was between 20 and 30 years old.
If it was the same person, there's no word on whether he forgot to bring something to carry the money this time.

1 comment:

  1. The Convict in Gulag 4May 19, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    South Reston: It's the new Anacostia.


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