Investigators See Link in Rural Home Burglaries

Detectives with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a series of burglaries that occurred during the past month.

Eight daytime break-ins at rural homes may be connected.

The first two occurred Jan. 10 at homes on Grubstake Farm Lane near Hillsboro and the 39000 block of Charles Town Pike near Hamilton. The suspect was caught on surveillance video at the Grubstake Farm Lane home. After waiting a short period of time to determine whether anyone was home, he forced entry through a rear door. The man took a rifle and was seen driving away in a white four-door sedan.

Three more burglaries and an attempted burglary were reported on Feb. 3 in Fauquier County. The burglaries occurred in the 4800 block of O’Bannon Road, the 7400 block of Drake Drive, and the 6400 block of James Madison Highway. An attempted burglary was also reported in the 5300 block of James Madison Highway near Great Meadow.

Witnesses reported seeing a possible suspect and vehicle that matched the description from the Grubstake Farm Lane case.

Two additional burglaries were reported on Feb. 6 in the Aldie area. The suspect entered a home in the 39000 block of John Mosby Highway and removed two handguns from a safe. A similar burglary was reported in the 38000 block of John Mosby Highway where jewelry was stolen from a home.

In most of the cases, the suspect forced entry through a rear door.

Anyone with any information regarding the possible identity of the suspect is asked to call Loudoun Detective T. Sheffer at 703-737-8203 or Fauquier Detective S. Shaw at 540-347-3300.

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