Cyclist Mugged at Gunpoint on W&OD Trail

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery of a bicycle rider Saturday afternoon on the W&OD Trail near Williamsburg Road in Sterling.  

         At approximately 12:20 p.m. Aug. 24, a bicycle rider was approached by two suspects. One brandished a firearm and demanded the rider hand over her belongings. The victim’s jewelry, bag, cell phone, and bicycle were stolen. The suspects fled the area on bicycles. The victim reported minor injuries from the incident. 

The suspects were described as two Hispanic males, approximately 18 years of age. One was described as thin and wearing blue jeans, a white shirt, and a white hat. The other was heavy set and was wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 or submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app. 

One thought on “Cyclist Mugged at Gunpoint on W&OD Trail

  • 2019-08-30 at 9:17 pm

    You are your own, and sometimes only, first-responder. Everyone should carry a firearm even when riding their bicycles!

    It is legal to open carry a pistol in Virginia. No permit is required. You must only be legally permitted to own a firearm.

    Join the VCDL ( and visit any one of the ranges like Silver Eagle Group, Blue Ridge Arsenal, Elite Shooting Sports or the NRA range to learn more about permits and training. Be safe, get trained, purchase a firearm and carry everywhere you can legally carry!

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