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:
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.