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Monday, September 20, 2010

The Boy With The Dragon Tattoo: Just Another Week in Reston Crime

Reston only barely resembles Sweden, but check out this bit of crime seemingly inspired by one of those bestsellers all the fancy "book clubs" are talking about:

Two men, ages 35 and 37, were robbed at knifepoint by two men in the 1500 block of Cameron Crescent Drive around 12:20 a.m. on Monday, September 13. The suspects were described as black, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. One was about 37 years old while the other was about 27 years old and had a tattoo, possibly of a dragon, on his neck. The victims were taken to a local hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
Once the assailant's brought to justice, we're optioning the book rights.

Fairfax County Police are also investigating a series of burglaries focused on the northern part of the county, including Reston.
Detectives have linked at least 44 reported incidents that they believe were committed by the same suspect. Of those, there are 24 burglaries, 13 larcenies from vehicles and two unlawful entries. These incidents began on Tuesday, August 24 in the Clifton area. Since then, the suspect has targeted homes throughout the Sully, Fair Oaks, Reston and McLean Police Districts.

The suspect mainly enters occupied homes through unlocked or open doors and windows. He steals cash, purses and property from inside. The purses are usually discarded outside in close proximity to the victims’ homes with only cash missing. He enters vehicles that are unlocked or smashes a window and takes property from inside that is in plain view. All of these incidents have occurred during the overnight hours.

Detectives believe this suspect is a man, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 to 175 pounds.
Reston was also home to a daring art theft! Apparently, someone stole a painting from a vehicle parked on Killingsworth Avenue. Through extensive crime scene reconstruction and computer analysis, we've created this composite sketch of the artwork:

(Note: Actual painting may vary from composite.)

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