Four recent robberies and assaults on paths in Reston may have been carried out by the same group of suspects, Fairfax County police said Friday.
The men have approached pedestrians and a bicyclist, assaulted them and taken their belongings before fleeing, police said. All of the incidents have occurred during daylight hours in the afternoon or evening and one resulted in serious injuries.
The most recent incident occurred June 13 around 3:25 p.m., police said. A 23-year-old man was walking home along a path adjacent to a soccer field at Hunters Woods Park when three men approached and knocked him to the ground, police said.
The assailants demanded the man’s belongings and assaulted him, police said. They took his things and walked northbound on the path.
The assailants were described as two black males, around 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 150 pounds. One wore an orange tank top and appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s. The other wore a light red polo shirt.