Leesburg Man Charged for Downtown Burglaries

A Leesburg man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing two downtown Leesburg businesses.

Martin Strohmeier IV, 32, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with two counts of burglary and one count of possession of burglarious tools for break-ins at Puccio’s New York Deli and King Street Coffee.

Between the evening of Sept. 9, 2015, and the morning of Sept. 10, 2015, Strohmeier allegedly forced entry into Puccio’s, at 211 Loudoun Street SE. Leesburg Police state that he caused in excess of $300 in damage and stole about $20 in loose change. He also allegedly forced entry into King Street Coffee, at 110 South King St., causing damage in excess of $590.

The burglary at Puccio’s was discovered by a delivery person, and responding officers located the subsequent burglary at King Street Coffee while searching the area. Strohmeier was linked to both burglaries through forensic evidence collected at each scene, according to Leesburg Police.

Strohmeier is being held at the Lebanon County Pennsylvania Correctional Facility on a $100,000 bond for the Leesburg warrants and is pending extradition to Virginia. The pair of burglaries are believed to be related to six other burglaries in downtown Leesburg in 2015.  Those investigations are ongoing.

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