A man has been charged in connection to a series of burglaries in Loudoun County where the suspect entered homes using garage door openers taken from the victims unlocked vehicles.
Robert M. Williams-Dixon, 33, of no fixed address was arrested Monday on 26 charges connecting him to 11 eastern Loudoun burglaries. He faces 11 counts of burglary, 11 counts of grand larceny, two counts of credit card larceny and two counts of credit card fraud.
Williams-Dixon was charged in connection with three burglaries on Oct. 13, a burglary on Oct. 15, two burglaries on Oct. 17, three burglaries on Oct. 18, one burglary on Oct. 21 and a burglary on Nov. 2. Additional charges are likely, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The targeted homes were located in the Sterling area north of Rt. 7. In most of the cases, the suspect entered the homes while the residents were asleep inside. It is believed he gained entry through an exterior garage door by using a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in a driveway and then entered the home through an unlocked interior garage door.
Sheriff’s Office investigators are working with detectives in neighboring jurisdictions to determine if there are related cases.
Williams-Dixon was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.