Deputies in two northern Virginia counties are looking for a man they believe has been stealing guns from homes over the past two months.
The suspect has taken multiple guns, jewelry and tools from homes in Loudoun and Fauquier counties, police said.
Two robberies were reported on Jan. 10 in western Loudoun County, one in the 37000 block of Grubstake Farm Lane in Purcellville and another in the 39000 block of Charles Town Pike in Hamilton.
Authorities in both counties released a video of the suspect at the home on Grubstake Farm Lane. He can be seen driving a white, four-door sedan down a long, one-way driveway of a rural home. He then walks up to knock on the front door, and when he realizes no one is there, he goes to the back and forces his way inside.
Three more burglaries and an attempted burglary were reported on Feb. 3 in Fauquier County.
The latest robbery happened Thursday just moments before News4 interviewed Sgt. James Hartman about the string of burglaries.
“The detectives are processing the crime scene as we speak,” Hartman said.
Deputies are closely watching Route 50 because the suspect may be going back and forth across county lines, police said.
Hartman said he fears with both the suspect and many homeowners armed, a violent incident could happen if the suspect encounters a homeowner.
“Worse things could happen if this gentleman were confronted inside the residence by a homeowner,” Hartman said.
Hartman said it's likely that some of the stolen firearms will end up on the street.
Police are asking anyone who has information about the identity of the suspect to call (703) 737-8203 or (540) 347-3300.