Ashburn Thieves Find Opportunities with Garage Door Openers

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of weekend burglaries in Ashburn where garage door openers left inside vehicles were used to enter homes.

A rash of thefts was reported the area of Lord Fairfax Place, Needmore Court, Saint Germain Court and Norwich Court on Nov. 6. In the cases, someone took garage door openers from unlocked cars and entered homes on Lord Fairfax Place and Norwich Place. Electronics, cash and other items taken from the homes.

Also, a car was stolen. About 5 a.m., a deputy responding to one of the burglary calls saw a vehicle speeding from the neighborhood and running a stop sign. The vehicle, a Honda Pilot, was reported stolen from the area of Needmore Court. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, but the driver fled. On West Poplar Road in Sterling, the driver jumped from the moving vehicle, which struck a parked car. Deputies searched the area with the assistance of the Fairfax County Police Department helicopter but the suspect got away.

There was an additional burglary and auto theft on Ruffsdale Court on Nov. 5 and two burglaries involving garage door openers reported last week in Sterling.

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