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Monday, October 4, 2010

This Week in Crime: Attempted Armed Robbery, a Burgle in the Glade, and Freedom's Just Another Word For No Furniture Left to Lose

big_ugly_couch.jpgAn "attempted armed robbery" took place last Wednesday along Glade Drive.

A 31-year-old man was the victim of an attempted armed robbery on Wednesday, September 29 just before 1 a.m. in the area of Freetown Court and Glade Drive. The suspect was described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, 230 pounds and was wearing a black T-shirt with a design on the front, black shorts and a black scarf. The victim was not injured.
We're wondering what made it an "attempted" armed robbery. The suspect was armed, right? With what, then -- withering sarcasm?

Meanwhile, there's been no update on the NCH, but a burglary reported in the 12200 block of Laurel Glade Court sounds like it matches his M.O.:
Gold, camera and cash stolen from residence
Or, with the gold, maybe the M.O. of the county's previous serial burglars. Or maybe it's completely unrelated! You can never tell these days.

And we've saved the most devastating crime for last: In the wake of last week's daring art theft, a sofa was stolen from a business in the 11900 block of Freedom Drive. Yes, Freedom's just another word for no furniture left to lose.


  1. I drove through four states this weekend. I saw six speed-traps. ALL of the six were in Loudoun or Fairfax.

    Night landings at Dulles I always know when we've entered N Va airspace by the blue flashing lights seen on the ground.

    Now I realize that catching burglars is a cost center, while ticketing motorists is a profit center. So let's leave traffic to FCPD, and set up a new agency whose sole duty is to catch bad guys. Perhaps we could call the new agency "Policemen?"

  2. Gulag: because "personal property" is a relative term.

  3. 5'5" and 230? Is this the much-feared Evil Santa Claus I've been hearing about?


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