A man and woman walking home Friday night were mugged by a pair of men who pulled a knife and slashed one of the victims, according to today’s Fairfax County Police blotter.
The incident happened around 11 p.m. in the 7200 block of Richmond Highway (see map). The two victims were approached by the assailants, who told the couple to hand over their money. The victims refused, and the muggers began assaulting the couple, police said.
At some point in the fight one of the assailants pulled a knife and cut one of the victims. The victim — police did not say whether it was the man or woman — suffered what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Both assailants fled the scene on foot. They were described as being black, about 25-30 years old and between 5 foot 10 inches and 6 foot 2 inches tall.
Daytime burglary reported in Fort Hunt area
A burglar was chased out of a home in the 8800 block of Camfield Drive (see map) Saturday afternoon, according to police.
Two people in the house heard a noise in the upstairs around 5:45 p.m., and then saw an intruder walking around the house, according to police. The victims attempted to chase the man, but he was able to get away.
Police say no property was taken, and no injuries were reported.
Other incidents reported in the Mount Vernon police district from over the weekend:
Larceny: 2500 block of Parkers Lane, cash from business
Larceny: 6600 block of Richmond Highway, cigarettes from business
Larceny: 6600 block of Richmond Highway, wallet from business
Larceny: 7900 block of Richmond Highway, purse from business
Larceny: 8600 block of Richmond Highway, liquor from business