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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This Week in Crime: And That Was Before He Saw How Much the Monster Cables Cost

The Radio Shack in Fox Mill Shopping Center in South Reston was robbed on Monday afternoon.

An employee of the Radio Shack store, located at 2539 John Milton Drive, was robbed on Monday, August 31. A man entered the store around 2:50 p.m., implied a weapon and demanded money. The 22-year-old man working at the register gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and he fled on foot. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as black, in his 30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, around 215 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a red and white striped shirt and blue jeans.

As usual, contact Crime Solvers if you have any information. In case you're keeping score at home, this is the first incident at Fox Mill since last October's attempted robbery of the Giant, which was foiled by, of all things, an annoying ringtone. No such luck this time around.


  1. The thief faces 10 years in prison, a $5,000 fine AND loss of membership in the Battery Of The Month club.

  2. But really, the only reason for the stick-up is that the clerk pestered him for his full home address, phone number, and proof of citizenship before he'd sell him a 4-pack of AA batteries.

  3. I'm surprised that Radio Shack had any money on hand to give up. Very slow location...but worrisome that a thief is that bold!

  4. They can expect more business when the Park and Ride across the street is converted to a high-rise affordable housing complex.


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