Defensive Snow Shoveling

Theives target residents while they're outside working

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Fairfax County Police

    It doesn't matter that almost 2 feet of snow has fallen. And it doesn't matter that you're home. Thieves stop at nothing, and Fairfax County police warned they are targeting residents who are outside shoveling snow.

    At least two residents living in the Belle Haven area have fallen victim. The latest, a 56-year-old woman, was outside shoveling Monday when someone burglarized her home. The bandit entered through a side door and stole credit cards from the victim's purse.

    In November, police said a woman was outside doing yard work when her home was hit.

    Investigators said the suspect was caught on surveillance tape using the stolen credit cards. The picture is posted above.

    Anyone who can identify the man is asked to call Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.