Winterthur Lane is near Hunters Woods Plaza. From Fairfax County police:
FIGHT/ROBBERY, 11900 block of Winterthur Lane, 4/24/13, 10:40 p.m. Officers were called for a fight involving several men. Four victims were found with non life-threatening injuries. One was transported the other three were treated at the scene. The men were approached by two men who asked for money. The confrontation became physical and several other individuals joined in the fight. All suspects fled. The case is under investigation.
From Fairfax County police. This incident occurred near Coopermine and Sunrise Valley Drive.
ROBBERY, 13500 block of Mansarde Avenue, 4/3/13, 1:25 a.m. A 35-year-old reported someone knocked at his door. When he opened it, three unknown men entered the home. They assaulted him and stole several items from the home to include electronics. The victim was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
It’s hard to place the business that was robbed but based on the block, it was probably the Sunoco station at the corner of Coppermine and Centreville Road. Since it was almost 3 AM, it was likely the gas station as few other establishments would be open at that hour. From Fairfax County police:
ROBBERY, 13400 block of Coppermine Road, 3/11/13, 2:50 a.m. A masked man entered the business, implied he had a weapon, and demanded money. The clerk gave him cash and he fled. The helicopter and several officers assisted in the search for the suspect, but he was not found.
A Reston, Virginia man was arrested March 4 for his involvement in the robbery of the Bank of America in the Regal Plaza in the CountrySide area.
Tevin D. Morris, 21, of Reston, is alleged to have entered the bank shortly after 11 a.m. on Feb. 14 and handed the teller a note implying he had a weapon. The note demanded cash and the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.
ROBBERY, 2200 block of Marginella Drive, 2/25/13, 3:10 p.m. A 24-year-old reported two men allegedly beat him and stole cash and a cell phone. They fled in a vehicle. Officers found the car and the suspects fled on foot. The helicopter and a K-9 team assisted in the search. Nydale Sheppard, 27, of Reston, and Angel Hernandez, 19, of Herndon, were each charged with robbery.
A Herndon man was robbed at gunpoint Jan. 13 in Chantilly while trying to sell shoes to a man he met through the Internet.
When the 19-year-old man arrived at 7:50 p.m. at the meeting location at Avonlea Drive and Rowderbury Square he found that two other men had accompanied the buyer, according to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reports.
One of the men pulled out a firearm and demanded cash, an iPhone and the shoes. The three then fled the scene on foot.
ROBBERY ABDUCTION, SIMPLE ASSAULT, TELEPHONE THREATS, 13700 block Autumn Vale Court, 01/01/13, 7:57 p.m. A 39-year-old woman called police for help after a domestic situation escalated. The victim tried to leave her boyfriend’s residence during an argument but he reportedly held her against her will. He then assaulted the victim before she was able to leave the home. During the altercation, the suspect allegedly took the victim’s cell phone by force. The victim ran to a nearby business and called police. An investigation led to the arrest of Santos Mauricio Amaya Portillo, 23, of 13752 Autumn Vale Court in Chantilly. He was charged with abduction, robbery, simple assault and telephone threats.
As a rule this site concentrates on activities in or right around Oak Hill. Occasionally a story from adjacent areas (Sterling in this case) is interesting enough to highlight, like this one. Not only did the guy wear a Mitt Romney mask, but went to each of the five tellers at the branch office in order to get more money:
A bank branch in Sterling, Va. was held up Thursday afternoon, and the fact that the robber stopped at every teller’s window is the least bizarre of the circumstances. (To us, at least; the FBI is fixated on that fact.)
The guy was wearing a mask that appears to resemble former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s nominee in this year’s presidential election. NBC4 reports that the armed suspect entered a Wells Fargo branch in Sterling and began demanding money from each of the five tellers. It was a scene that can only be told by the emotive tones of Pat Collins:
These two crimes sure suggest the same criminal is at work, as they happened on the same block on Soapstone Avenue in Reston within three hours of each other. From Fairfax County police:
ASSAULT, 2300 block of Soapstone Drive, 11/20/12, 6 p.m. A 13-year-old boy reported he was walking home when several boys rode past on bicycles. One of the boys pepper sprayed the victim as he passed. The victim was not seriously injured.
ROBBERY, 2300 block of Soapstone Drive, 11/20/12, 9 p.m. A 12-year-old boy reported he was walking home when another boy approached and demanded his iPod. The victim refused and fought back. The juvenile suspect fled without taking anything.