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Police: String of Fairfax County Burglaries Targeting Minorities May Be Related

Fairfax County Police are reminding residents to lock their doors after a wave of burglaries hit the McLean, Reston, and Fair Oaks Districts.

“The burglaries have primarily been during the early afternoon and evening hours,” FCPD said in a press release. “The majority of victims have been of Asian or Middle Eastern descent. Detectives are investigating whether all of these incidents are connected and whether other burglaries from across Fairfax County are related.”

At least 13 burglaries have taken place in Fairfax over the last two months at the following residences:

  • 5200 block of Knight Arch Circle, Fairfax
  • 11800 block of Robertson Farm Circle, Fairfax
  • 11800 block of Robertson Farm Circle, Fairfax
  • 11800 block of Robertson Farm Circle, Fairfax
  • 4800 block of Annamohr Drive, Fairfax
  • 11300 block of Andrew Lane, Fairfax
  • 11300 block of Andrew Lane, Fairfax
  • 1100 block of Mountain Hope Court, Great Falls
  • 200 block of Golden Woods Court, Great Falls
  • 1100 block of Lees Meadow Court, Great Falls
  • 1200 block of Raymond Avenue, McLean
  • 3500 block of Saint Augustin Lane, Oakton
  • 9600 block of Maymont Drive, Vienna

“We are also working alongside the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Manassas City Police Department who are investigating similar cases,” FCPD said. “Please be on the lookout for suspicious people, cars and noises. Do not hesitate to call our non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, to report suspicious activity or 911 for an emergency.”

In the meantime, FCPD released a list of tips to help people protect their homes from burglary:

  • Keep all doors and windows closed and locked.
  • Secure sliding glass doors by placing a metal rod or a wooden dowel rod in the track.
  • Lock the door to an attached garage.
  • Make your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home, to help deter criminals.
  • Keep the perimeter of your home well lit.
  • Have a trusted neighbor collect mail and newspapers while you are away.
  • Keep landscaping trimmed away from entrances and walkways.
  • Organize or join a Neighborhood Watch program.
  • Get a free home security check from a Crime Prevention Officer.
  • Keep an inventory of your property.
  • Store ladders, tools and any other outside objects in a locked shed or garage.
  • Make sure the home’s address is visible for police, firemen and paramedics.

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