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Fairfax County Crime Solvers release September 29, 2010

 

From: NewsReleases-FCPD <NewsReleases-FCPD@fairfaxcounty.gov>

Date: Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Subject: News Release: UPDATE - Additional Burglaries and Larcenies Reported; 

Crime Solvers Continues to Seek Help from the Public

To: NEWSRELEASES-FCPD@listserv.fairfaxcounty.gov

 

FAIRFAXCOUNTYCRIME SOLVERS

News Release

Case # 1271

 

Release Date: September 29, 2010

Contact: PFC 

Shelley Broderick

 

4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Office – 703-246-2253

 

www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org

 

 

UPDATE – Additional Burglaries and Larcenies Reported; Crime Solvers Continues 

to Seek Help from the Public

 

During the overnight hours of Tuesday, September 28 into the early morning hours 

of Wednesday, September 29, seven additional homes were burglarized and an 

attempt was made to enter one other home in the Oakton area. In six of those 

incidents, the suspect entered through an unlocked door or window; the other two 

homes were entered by prying doors open. 

 

The McLean Police District was struck the night before. During the overnight 

hours of Monday, September 27 into the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 

28 one home was burglarized and there were attempts to enter three other homes. 

 

There are now currently 82 incidents related to this serial burglar. Of those, 

53 are burglaries or attempted burglaries. The remaining 29 incidents are 

larcenies from vehicles, suspicious noises and suspicious persons. These numbers 

remain fluid and change daily as reports are investigated. 

 

The suspect continues to target money, purses and small items. However, two 

handguns were stolen from a vehicle and police urge residents to use caution 

should they encounter a burglar in their home. In addition, homeowners are urged 

to secure their homes, particularly at night, by locking all doors, windows and 

garage doors. Try not to leave money, keys or purses near an entryway and do not 

leave valuables in an unattended vehicle, to include garage door openers. 

 

Residents are asked to be vigilant in their neighborhoods by reporting 

suspicious persons to police immediately and looking out for their neighbors.

The Fair Oaks Police District Station will host a community meeting tonight, 

Wednesday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Waples Mill Elementary School, 11509 

Waples Mill Road, Oakton. 

 

The Sully Police District Station will host a community meeting on Thursday, 

September 30 at 8 p.m. at Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax 

Station. All members of the community are encouraged to attend. 

 

Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect is asked to 

contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), e-mail at 

www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to 

CRIMES(274637). A $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to 

an arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court. 

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UPDATE – Additional Incidents Linked to Same Suspect; Crime Solvers Continues to 

Seek Help from the Public

 

Police have linked an additional 21 incidents they believe have been committed 

by the same suspect responsible for a series of burglaries and larcenies across 

the county. Thirteen additional burglaries and at least 13 other related 

incidents such as larcenies from vehicles, suspicious persons and suspicious 

noises were reported to police in the last week and detectives believe the same 

suspect is responsible. These numbers continue to change on a daily basis as 

reports are investigated.

Two handguns are among the items stolen from vehicles so residents 

should be extremely cautious. Police stress that the suspect makes entry through 

unlocked doors and windows so locking up may be the best deterrent. 

 

Police also warn residents:

Do not leave items of value or garage door openers inside unattended vehicles 

and ensure your vehicle is locked. 

 

When returning home, try not to leave purses, cash or keys near an entryway.

Promote safety by using the exterior lights on your home as well. If you notice 

suspicious persons or activity, call the non-emergency police number 

(703-691-2131) and report it. 

 

Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect is asked to contact 

Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), e-mail at 

www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to 

CRIMES(274637). A $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to 

an arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court. 

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Police Investigate Series of Burglaries and Larcenies; Crime

Solvers Asks Public for Help

 

Fairfax County Police are investigating a series of burglaries and larcenies 

that have occurred throughout the northern section of the county and Crime 

Solvers is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating the suspect. 

Detectives have linked at least 44 reported incidents that they believe were 

committed by the same suspect. Of those, there are 24 burglaries, 13 larcenies 

from vehicles and two unlawful entries. These incidents began on Tuesday, August 

24 in the Clifton area. Since then, the suspect has targeted homes throughout 

the Sully, Fair Oaks, Reston and McLean Police Districts. 

 

The suspect mainly enters occupied homes through unlocked or open doors and 

windows. He steals cash, purses and property from inside. The purses are usually 

discarded outside in close proximity to the victims' homes with only cash 

missing. He enters vehicles that are unlocked or smashes a window and takes 

property from inside that is in plain view. All of these incidents have occurred 

during the overnight hours.

Detectives believe this suspect is a man, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches 

tall and 150 to 175 pounds. 

 

Residents are urged to ensure their cars are locked while unattended and that no 

personal items of value are left inside or in plain view. In addition, make sure 

doors and windows are closed and locked at home; this includes garage doors. 

When returning home, try not to leave purses, wallets or keys near an entryway. 

Promote safety by using the exterior lights on your home as well. If you notice 

suspicious persons or activity, call the non-emergency police number 

(703-691-2131) and report it. 

 

Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect is asked to contact 

Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), e-mail at 

www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to 

CRIMES(274637). A $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to 

an arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court. 

Find us on Facebook.

 

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