A 19-year-old Sterling man is behind bars today after being charged in connection with two Ashburn burglaries. He is also a suspect in several others that have occurred in the area in recent months.
Antoine E. Robinson Jr. was apprehended yesterday after the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Stablehouse Drive in Sterling.
Robinson is accused of entering two homes on Bidwell Court on Jan. 23 around 9:30 a.m. through open garage doors. Investigators say he entered one home and stole cash, wallets and the contents of a purse. A neighbor reported seeing him run from the area and leave in a white Toyota Highlander. The vehicle was later determined to have been stolen from Winding Branch Terrace earlier that day. It was later recovered in the area of Margate Court.
Robinson was 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. He also was charged with receiving stolen goods from an auto theft case in December, when 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.
According to information provided in search warrants, investigators believe Robinson and several other suspects have been involved in a string of burglaries, including several that involve stealing the vehicles from the homes as well—often driving them for several hours and then leaving them parked nearby. In one November case, the group left behind a cell phone in a stolen car that helped investigators identify potential suspects in the thefts.
Robinson remains held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.