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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

This Week in Crime: Stay Away from Tunnels and Gas Stations, and Especially Gas Stations Near Tunnels

Two 18-year-old Reston men were arrested in connection with a gas station robbery in Sterling.

Meanwhile closer to home, a 38-year-old man was jumped as he walked on one of South Reston's picturesque paths and liberated of his excess cash.

A 38-year-old man was robbed by a group of four men while walking in the 2200 block of Colts Neck Road on May 16. The man was walking through a tunnel at about 12:45 p.m. and as he exited the four men grabbed him.

One of them punched him and demanded money. The other subjects held the man, took and undisclosed amount of cash from him and the men fled. The man was taken to Reston Hospital Center with non life-threatening injuries.

The suspects were described as black and between 18 to 21 years old. One was about 6 feet tall and the others were abut 5 feet 10 inches tall. They were described as muscular, with brown eyes and short, black, curly hair. One wore a black T-shirt and jeans, another wore a white T-shirt and jeans, another wore a gray hooded-sweatshirt and the last was wearing a black hood. Call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers anonymously at 1-866-411-8477.
No word on whether he was drunk or knew his assailants.


  1. Isn't this the middle of the day? Sheesh! I used to run through there on my big loop back to the house!

    How about a substation ON THE PATH!

  2. The Convict in Gulag 4June 2, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    South Reston: spelled A-n-a-c-o-s-t-i-a.

  3. geesh! I walk with my kids on those paths all the time. This was at lunchtime?? There are always tons of people around then.

  4. I would like to see security cameras placed along the Reston paths. It would raise the Reston fee, but I'd rather give the money to Reston for security than have it taken from me by thugs.

  5. Anonymous 11:23 -- is that the thugs they've just arrested or the people who spend $92k of our money without asking us...


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