A Sterling man was charged in connection with two burglaries in the Ashburn area and may be involved in similar burglaries that have occurred over the past several months in Loudoun County.
Through the course of the investigation, Antoine E. Robinson, Jr. 19, was identified as a suspect and was apprehended on Jan. 26. A search warrant was conducted the same day at a residence on Stablehouse Drive in Sterling.
The investigation determined the suspect entered two homes on Bidwell Court on Jan. 23 around 9:30 a.m. through open garage doors. The suspect was able to gain entry into one of the homes and stole cash, wallets and the contents of a purse. The suspect was seen running from the area by another homeowner and fled in a white Toyota Highlander. The vehicle was later determined to have been stolen from Winding Branch Terrace in the Sterling area on the same day. The vehicle was later recovered in the area of Margate Court.
Robinson is charged with two counts of felony burglary, two counts of felony credit card fraud, and felony grand larceny for the theft of the Toyota Highlander. Robinson was also charged with receiving stolen goods from a previous auto theft case in December where a vehicle was stolen from Bluemont Junction Square. The vehicle was reported stolen on Dec. 5 and recovered on Dec. 29 in the area of Ruritan Circle.
Robinson remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.