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Crime Report: Man Sneak-Attacked, Assaulted By Cyclist

Also, several cases of credit card fraud, and a Maryland woman is arrested in Fairfax City for counterfeiting handicap parking placards.

Catch up on recent crime around Fairfax City, Va. (Patch File Photo)
Catch up on recent crime around Fairfax City, Va. (Patch File Photo)
A City of Fairfax man was treated for injuries recently after he said he was sneak-attacked by a man on a bicycle.

The 39-year-old victim was in the 3800 block of Meredith Drive shortly before 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 when he said an unknown man on a bike came up behind him, grabbed him, punched him in the face, and then sped off on his bike.

The subject was described as being Caucasian, about five-feet-seven-inches tall, with a thin build and a goatee.

The victim was treated at a local medical facility for his injuries and filed a police report.

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The following additional incidents were reported by the City of Fairfax Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Sept. 27 - Counterfeit Handicap Placard Arrest: 
An officer on patrol observed a vehicle parked in a handicapped parking space in a lot at 3251 Old Lee Highway displaying a Maryland handicap placard, which he determined to be counterfeit. The officer subsequently identified the person who had been operating the vehicle and charged her with use of a counterfeit disabled parking placard, a class-two misdemeanor. The 40-year-old Temple Hills, Md. woman was released on a summons.

Sept. 28 - Shoplifting: 
An employee of the 7-Eleven store at 9617 Fairfax Blvd. reported that, around 8:30 a.m., an unknown male subject had grabbed two cartons of cigarettes from the counter and fled the area on foot. At around 10:31 a.m. that same morning, a similar grab-and-run theft of two cartons of cigarettes was committed at the CVS Pharmacy at 10090 Fairfax Blvd. Police have not said if they believe the two crimes were committed by the same suspect.

Sept. 29 - Vandalism: At 9:10 p.m. an employee of the Taco Moya 2 at 10901 Main St. reported that a glass pane on the eatery's front door had been shattered by an unknown male subject, who had punched it with his fist during an altercation with several other subjects, who then all fled on foot from the scene.

Sept. 30 - Identity Fraud: A resident of the 3600 block of Jermantown Road reported that, sometime prior to Aug. 20, someone had fraudulently used her identifying information to open an unauthorized satellite television service account in Richmond, and she had been called by a collection agency about overdue payments for the service.

Sept. 30 - Credit Card Theft/Fraud: A female victim reported that, at about 2:30 p.m., while shopping at the Shopper's grocery store at 9622 Main St., someone had stolen her wallet out of her shopping cart, which contained cash, identification and credit cards. One of the cards was subsequently used to make unauthorized purchases at several businesses in the area.

Sept. 30 - Vandalism: An employee of Lifetime Fitness at 9602 Main St. reported that, sometime after 5 p.m. the night before, someone had spraypainted graffiti on a corner of the building.


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