Area Burglaries May Be Connected
Fairfax County Police seek the public's help.
The Fairfax County Police Department believes a series of daytime burglaries between late January and late February in the West Springfield Police District may be connected with another series of burglaries in the area June 14 and June 15.
The January and February burglaries occurred not far from the Fairfax County Parkway, off of the Hooes Road/Lee Chapel Road area, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jewelry was the primary item stolen.
"These events abruptly ended, but detectives are concerned they may have resumed," said Fairfax County Police Public Information Officer Lucy Caldwell. "There was another incident on June 14 that police believe may have been committed by the same suspect," she said.
There were three burglaries in the West Springfield District on June 14 and June 15, each involving the theft of jewelry.
- On June 14, at about 1:15 p.m., the resident at a home in the 9800 block of Hampton Road reported someone entered the home and stole jewelry. Forced entry was made through a rear door.
- That same day at 6:30 p.m., a resident in the 4700 block of Commons Drive reported jewelry was stolen from his room. Forced entry was made through a locked bedroom door.
- At 1:15 p.m. on June 15 in the 4500 block of Medford Drive a resident reported someone entered the home and stole jewelry. Forced entry was made through a rear door.
"Police believe the suspect may be 'casing' the neighborhoods prior to the burglaries, so they are asking neighbors to keep an eye on each other’s homes, especially in the midst of summer vacation season," said Caldwell. "Call police if you see anything at all suspicious or that doesn’t quite fit,” she said.
The vehicle that may be used in these crimes is a newer model silver Hyundai, with an unknown Pennsylvania tag.
The suspect is described as a black male, medium build, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, short or shaved hair, professionally dressed and wearing gloves.