Arrest Made in "68" Vandalism Case

More than 50 vehicles vandalized

Friday, Jun 10, 2011  |  Updated 8:53 PM EDT
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An 18-year-old custody student is suspected of spray-painting more than 50 cars -- but authorities still don't know the significance of '68.'

An 18-year-old custody student is suspected of spray-painting more than 50 cars -- but authorities still don't know the significance of '68.'

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Mystery Number "68" Costly to Loudoun Residents

Police investigate a weeks-long vandalism spree in parts of Ashburn and Sterling in Loudoun County, Va.
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A teenager has been charged in a series of vandalism cases where the number "68" was spray painted on vehicles in Loudoun County.

Christopher W. Bolt, 18, of Sterling, Va., was charged Thursday.

Between April 30 and June 7, more than 50 vehicles in Ashburn, Leesburg and Sterling were spray painted with the number "68" or some variation of the number.

What does the number mean?  Investigators said there is apparently no significance to it.

And it appears the suspect acted alone, according to officials in the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. There remains no indication these incidents were gang-related, officials said.

So far, Bolt has been charged with one count of felony destruction of property in connection with the June 6 vandalism of a vehicle on East Staunton Avenue. Further charges are forthcoming, investigators said.

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