Credit Cards Stolen in Virginia Used in Maryland

Police investigate series of burglaries

By Natalie Lopez
|  Thursday, Dec 22, 2011  |  Updated 7:46 PM EDT
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Police in Fairfax County, Virginia are looking for a serial burglar who has hit eleven homes, entering while people are asleep.

Derrick Ward

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia are looking for a serial burglar who has hit eleven homes, entering while people are asleep.

Fairfax County police are investigating a series of residential burglaries since April in the Reston area.

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking the public for help identifying the man responsible for the robberies. He usually enters the homes through open doors and unlocked garages in the early morning hours.

According to police, the suspect would steal purses and electronics before traveling to Maryland to use the stolen credit cards.

The burglaries have occurred in the following neighborhoods:

  • April 1 in the 10000 block of Scenic View Terrace
  • April 17 in the 1300 block of Hunter Mill Road
  • Aug. 18 in the 300 block of Springvale Road
  • Sept. 29 in the 12000 block of Sandy Court
  • Sept. 29 in the 10200 block of Browns Mill Road
  • Sept. 29 in the 1200 block of Shaker Woods Road
  • Sept. 29 in the 1200 block of Rowland Drive
  • Oct. 7 in the 7200 block of Churchill Road
  • Oct. 13 in the 10500 block of Brevity Drive
  • Oct. 13 in the 11100 block of Chessington Place
  • Dec. 19 in the 2100 block of Statute Lane

Police hope surveillance photos detectives obtained from stores in Maryland where the stolen credit cards were used will help someone recognize the man and bring him to justice.

Police described him as a black man, 5-feet-6 inches to 5-feet-8 inches tall and 160 to 180 pounds. He has short, black hair, a mustache and a round face. He has worn a black, button-up, short-sleeve shirt and aviator-style sunglasses. He may be driving an early 2000 silver or light blue BMW 5 Series car.

Residents are reminded to close and lock garage doors and secure their homes during overnight hours and when they are away.

Anyone with information about the crimes or the man in the surveillance image should contact Crime Solvers by phone at 866-411-TIPS (8477), email at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Callers may remain anonymous.

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