FAIRFAX COUNTY CRIME SOLVERS
Case # 1271
Release Date: September 29, 2010
Contact: PFC Shelley Broderick
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
Office – 703-246-2253
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 <http://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.