Burglary Investigated as Hate Crime in Fairfax Co.

WASHINGTON — Burglars who broke into a Fairfax County family’s apartment this weekend left an offensive message about Muslims written across the wall before taking off with immigration records and valuable wedding gifts.

County police are investigating the crime as a bias-related incident, or what is commonly called a hate crime, police said.

The Muslim family lives in the Huntington area south of Alexandria.

The victims told police that property was stolen, a Quran was damaged, and the words “F___ Muslims” were scrawled in large writing on a wall.

NBC Washington reports the family also discovered that several green cards and more than $25,000 in gold they received as wedding gifts was stolen.

The victims said the break-in happened sometime between Friday and Monday, when they were not home, according to police.

A maintenance worker found the vandalism when he entered the apartment to do work, police said.

Police have no suspects at this point.

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