Video: Detectives in 2 Va. counties seek suspect in string of burglaries

WASHINGTON — Detectives in Loudoun and Fauquier counties, in Virginia, are investigating a string of burglaries over the past month they think are connected.

A surveillance video image of the suspect in a string of burglaries in Loudoun and Fauquier counties. (Courtesy Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)
A surveillance video image of the suspect in a string of burglaries in Loudoun and Fauquier counties. (Courtesy Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office)

The sheriff’s offices of both counties said in a joint statement that the string began Jan. 10 in western Loudoun County, with burglaries on Grubstake Farm Road, in Purcellville, and Charles Town Pike, in Hamilton.

The sheriffs say that the man was caught on surveillance video at the Grubstake Farm Road house knocking on the front door, waiting for an answer, then forcing his way through a rear door. They say he left with a rifle and drove off in a white four-door sedan.

On Feb. 3, three burglaries and an attempted burglary were reported in Fauquier County — in the 4800 block of O’Bannon Road, the 7400 block of Drive and the 6400 block of James Madison Highway — and an attempted burglary in the 5300 block of James Madison Highway.

Witnesses said they saw someone matching the description of the suspect — a black man with a mustache — and driving the same white four-door sedan.

And on Monday, Feb. 6, two more burglaries were reported on the John Mosby Highway in Aldie, in Loudoun County: one in the 3900 block in which two handguns were stolen from safes; another, in the 3800 block, in which jewelry was stolen.

The Loudoun County sheriffs released the surveillance video of the Grubstake Farm Lane burglary:

If you know anything about these burglaries, the sheriffs are asking you to call the Loudoun County office at 703-737-8203 or the Fauquier County office at 540-347-3300.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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