3 Leesburg Business Hit by Thieves

Someone broke into three Leesburg businesses Sunday night by smashing the glass entry doors, according to the Leesburg Police Department.

The agency was called just before 11:15 p.m. Dec. 5 for a report of a burglary in progress at a business in the 700 block of East Market Street. An employee, who was at the business at the time, startled the subject or subjects who fled the area before responding officers arrived, according to the report.

On Monday morning, two more businesses reported overnight break-ins, one in the 300 block of East Market Street and one in the 0 block of Catoctin Circle SE. Property was taken in one of the burglaries and cash was taken in the other.

In all three cases, entry was made through a shattered plate glass entry door.

The department is recommending business owners take precautions to discourage thieves, including leaving interior lights on, keeping empty cash drawer open while the business is closed, and installing motion activated lighting, security cameras, and alarms.

The three incidents remain under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section. Anyone who has not already spoken with law enforcement and has information about any of the incidents is asked to contact Detective D. Moreau at 703-771-4500 or at dmoreau@leesburgva.gov.  Those wishing to remain anonymous, may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477).  Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text.  Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

5 thoughts on “3 Leesburg Business Hit by Thieves

  • 2021-12-06 at 5:28 pm
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    How sad that Loudoun County has been experiencing so much crime lately. I just wish Loudoun’s elected officials got along better. It’s disheartening to see the Sheriff’s Office feuding with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Could criminals be taking advantage of this rift? I hope not. Best wishes to the victims of this recent crime spree in Leesburg for prompt & full restitution. Happy Holidays Loudoun!

  • 2021-12-06 at 9:07 pm
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    Maybe if Leesburg PD had more Cops…Oh wait never mind.

  • 2021-12-07 at 2:34 pm
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    Pity Police Officers are resigning due to unnecessary Vaccine mandates.

  • 2021-12-07 at 4:10 pm
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    Maybe if we had a Commonwealth Attorney who really cared about enforcing the law and not putting her personal agenda ahead of the citizens of Loudoun we would see a better outcome. Biberaj has released over 500 cases of domestic abuse to the horror of even her allies on the Board of Supervisors. She was also complicit in the release of the man who strangled his wife on $5,000 bond and a restraining order, only to have him murder (or should I say allegedly) his wife with a hammer. The problem is not with our police departments, the problem is with our commonwealth attorney!

  • 2021-12-07 at 4:52 pm
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    When CAs like Butta fail to prosecute, crime will escalate just like it has in LA, Oakland, Chicago and NY. Soros bought CA seats for those soft on crime. Hope these copy cat criminals are caught, and that Butta doesn’t immediately release them back onto the streets.

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