Stolen SUV Found Burning in Leesburg

Two days after the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert about a carjacking in Sterling, the stolen vehicle was found in flames in Leesburg on Friday morning.

Detectives are seeking witnesses in the case.

Police and fire crews were alerted to the car fire near Forbes Court and Heritage Way around 2 a.m. The investigation determined that the vehicle was the 2016 Toyota Highlander reported stolen by two suspects during a Nov. 8 armed carjacking on Paddington Station Terrace in Sterling.

The suspects in that case were described as white men, possibly with tan/medium skin complexions, in their 20s or early 30s. One suspect was wearing a dark beanie, jacket and pants. The second was wearing a dark jacket and tan pants.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office to determine the circumstances surrounding the vehicle fire.

Anyone with information about the cases may contact Detective M. Grimsley at 703-777-0445. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.

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