Detectives with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a series of burglaries over two months that are possibly connected.
In January, LCSO released surveillance video of the possible suspect who is described as a black male with a mustache driving a four door white sedan. A man with this car has matched witness descriptions of burglaries in Faquier County. The method of entry and time of the burglaries are also similar, leading Loudoun and Faquier County detectives to believe they are connected, LCSO Public Information Officer Kraig Troxell said.
The first two burglaries in the series were reported on Jan. 10 in western Loudoun County. The suspect entered a home in the 37000 block of Grubstake Farm Lane in Purcellville and the 39000 block of Charles Town Pike in Hamilton. The suspect is seen on surveillance video at the Grubstake Farm Lane burglary knocking on the front door of the home. After waiting a short period of time to determine if anyone was home, he forced entry through a rear door. The suspect left the home with a rifle and is seen driving away in a four door white sedan, LCSO officials said.
Three additional burglaries and an attempted burglary were reported on Feb. 3 in Fauquier County. The burglaries occurred in the 4800 block of O’Bannon Road, the 7400 block of Drake Drive, and the 6400 block of James Madison Highway. An attempted burglary was also reported in the 5300 block of James Madison Highway near Great Meadow. Witnesses reported seeing a possible suspect and vehicle that matched the description from the Loudoun County burglary on Grubstake Farm Lane.
Two additional burglaries were reported on Feb. 6 near Aldie. The suspect entered a home in the 39000 block of John Mosby Highway and removed two handguns from a safe. A similar burglary was reported in the 38000 block of John Mosby Highway where jewelry was stolen from a home.
All of the burglaries are believed to have occurred during the daytime hours and in most cases, the suspect forced entry through a rear door.
Anyone with any information about the possible identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective T. Sheffer of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-737-8203 or Detective S. Shaw of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s office a 540-347-3300.