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Suspected Serial Burglar in Custody
Friday, November 19, 2010

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
FCPD-PIO@fairfaxcounty.gov
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police 
News Release: 10/320/PIO
November 19, 2010

Suspected Serial Burglar in Custody

            Fairfax County, VA – Fairfax County Police believe the arrest of a man in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Wednesday, November 17 is directly linked to the recent series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Fairfax County and surrounding jurisdictions.  A burglary task force created to investigate these burglaries developed a suspect based on information received from the community. An intense, comprehensive investigation followed.

            An alert resident called police about a suspicious vehicle parked on their street around 4 a.m., Monday, November 8. Officers located the vehicle, initiated a traffic stop, and subsequently developed information that linked the vehicle and its driver to the series of burglaries. Subsequently, several incidents were reported in the same area.

            An extensive investigation by the Fairfax County Burglary Task Force led detectives to Montgomery County, Maryland, on Tuesday, November 17. Task force detectives were working with Montgomery County Police when officers from that department observed the suspect commit a criminal offense in the Potomac area. The suspect was taken into custody and charged in Montgomery County. He remains in jail there.

            The task force continues its investigation and anticipates placing charges against the suspect in Fairfax County.

            "Nighttime burglaries of occupied homes present heightened risk for the safety of the public and propelled this investigation into very high priority operations for the Fairfax County Police Department,” said Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police.  “I commend our patrol officers and detectives for their dedication to the sustained long hours of work these cases required.  I am also grateful to our policing partners, particularly the Montgomery County Police Department, for their collaboration, and to our communities for their patience, cooperation, and support during this investigation."

            Although an arrest has been made, residents should continue to secure their homes and vehicles and remain alert for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

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