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Friday, October 30, 2009

This Week in Crime: Jewelry Bandits Strike Again

The burglars that have been targeting the homes of Indian families in search of gold and jewelry for months are at it again. On Tuesday, jewelry was stolen from four more homes, including one in Reston.

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects of a series of burglaries that have been occurring in the Sully, Fair Oaks, Reston, and West Springfield police districts. On Tuesday, October 27, four homes were broken into; the 5300 block of Poplar Valley Court, the 12700 block of Lady Summerset Lane, the 9300 block of Cumbria Valley Drive, and the 8400 block of White Haven Circle. All the burglaries have occurred in the daytime hours and the suspects are primarily seeking gold jewelry. Other items including electronics have also been reported stolen.

There are over 20 burglary cases which have been linked to these and possibly more that police are looking for connections. Detectives are investigating several leads but remind homeowners to call police regarding any strangers going door to door or acting suspiciously in their neighborhoods.

The suspects have been described as two Hispanic or Middle Eastern men in their late 20s to early 30s and one Hispanic woman.

While police initially struggled with large caseloads in attempting to deal with the string of robberies -- not to mention having to track down a map to identify the location of India as somewhere other than the "Middle East" -- they now are reaching out to the community. Fairfax Police Chief David M. Rohrer will discuss the burglaries during a public meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Colin Powell Elementary School in Centreville.


  1. do their teepees have locks?

  2. On 10/30/09, robbers stuck two more Indian houses. (One in Chantilly and another in Herndon). Herndon incident occurred between 05:45 and 06:45 PM. Chantilly incident happened about couple of hours before.

    Yes. Their houses were locked.

  3. Got Injun problems? So did Custer.


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