Burglary Warning for All Fairfax County Residents--9/30/2010

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Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker, Momentum Realty

UPDATE, 11/22/10: According to the Washington Post article, Fairfax Police: Serial burglar nabbed, Montgomery County police have arrested the man suspected in the bold and extensive string of burglaries throughout Northern Virginia and Montgomery County.

Emails have been swirling around my community about a burglar who is entering homes and  stealing cash. This burglar is tied to nearly 70 break-ins!! To date, the police are aware of two handguns that have been stolen.  In the Wednesday September 29 edition fo the Fairfax County Times, the article, Nearly 70 Break-ins in Fairfax County tied to lone suspect, ran in the paper and provided us with more specific information. In most cases, purses have been recovered with only the cash (and not the credit cards) missing.

Fairfax County Police are reporting that the burglar enters homes mainly through Window at nightunlocked or open doors and windows.He has also broken into vehicles that are either unlocked, or he has smashed vehicle windows, to access purses and briefcases in vehicles. While the majority of these cases have been in homes that were left unlocked, he has been known to enter a house, steal the car keys and break into the car.

Police are warning people who live in Clifton, Sully, Fair Oaks, McLean, Reston and West Springfield to make sure all doors and windows are locked and that purses and other valuables are stored away from doors and windows. Do not  leave purses, briefcases or garage door openers visible in your car.

Because this burglar is averaging one break in daily, all Fairfax County residents should be on alert. He is very bold and  has shown no signs of slowing down his pace.

The police held a community meeting last night at Waples Mill Elementary and will hold one tonight at Fairview Elementary School at 8:00 p.m. (5815 Ox Road in Fairfax Station).

This is a great time to review your family security procedures and make sure that all windows and doors are kept locked.  

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How frightening...hope they catch them very soon!

Sep 30, 2010 12:48 AM #1
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Gita Bantwal
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I am sure consumers will appreciate your post and be on the look out for the burglar.

Sep 30, 2010 12:49 AM #2
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Pat Fenn
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At some point you would thing the words stop while you are ahead might come to mind for a thief this brash.  Obviously he needs to be caught before he harms someone.

Sep 30, 2010 12:50 AM #3
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Holly, great localism post to get the word out to all the communities. Very scary and I do hope the thief is captured before he hurts someone.

Sep 30, 2010 05:28 AM #4
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Charles McDonald
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WOW 70 break ins?

that is really incredible. 7 here would be big news

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Sep 30, 2010 07:24 AM #5
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Holly Weatherwax
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I know, it is just crazy, Charles.

The craziest thing of all is how little publicity it has gotten. Until I saw the article yesterday, all the information I had was word of mouth--and I am a news hound!

Sep 30, 2010 08:01 AM #6
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Holly, I heard about this guy on the news.  In the city, we're used to keeping doors and windows locked, which may be why he's out in the suburbs.

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Good that you're spreading the word, Holly.  That's pretty scary!

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