Sterling Resident Awakes to Find Burglar in Home

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight burglary where the suspect assaulted the homeowner after being confronted.

According to the report, a resident on Bushwood Court in the Seneca Ridge neighborhood was awakened around 3 a.m. Nov. 2 by dogs barking. A man was upstairs in the home. The suspect dropped a container of coins he was taking from the home and fled. The homeowner chased the suspect downstairs where the suspect threw a chair at the homeowner before fleeing. The homeowner received a minor injury during the confrontation. Investigators said the suspect likely made entry into the home through an unlocked door.

The area was searched, but the suspect was not located. He was described as a black male, 6-feet, 2-inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black beanie, a tight black jacket, and black pants and glasses.

Detectives are working to determine if this case was related to a series of burglaries in area. Since Oct. 13, there have been 11 burglaries where the residents were home during the burglaries and the suspects gained entry through an exterior garage door and an unlocked interior garage door. In each case, it appears the suspects used a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in a driveway to gain access to the homes.

Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to contact Eastern Loudoun Station Detective K. Mitchell at 571-258-3138. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.

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