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Thursday, April 14, 2011

This Week in Crime: Is a New Serial Hamburglar Behind Bars?

041411RasheedAli.jpgFairfax County Police said Thursday that a Sterling man arrested in connection with a burglary on Fairway Court may be linked to more than 30 Reston-area burglaries over the past year.

Officers arrested a 39-year-old Sterling man and are investigating whether or not he may be linked to a series of more than 30 burglaries that occurred primarily in the Reston area over the past year.

Rasheed Yusuf Ali, of 45414 Gable Square, was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of grand larceny after police observed him on North Shore Drive in Reston around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Ali was suspected of breaking into a home in the 11300 block of Fairway Court earlier that evening.

In addition to the Reston area, burglaries that may be associated with the suspect also took place in Loudoun County and the following police district locations across Fairfax County: Sully, Fair Oaks, Mason and McLean. The suspect in these incidents typically struck during the early evening hours when homes were unoccupied and dark. Jewels and cash were the primary items targeted.
robble.jpegSerial burglaries seem to be all the rage these days, following last year's arrest of Brad K. Edmonds, the North County Hamburglar (tm) who was nabbed last November after being linked to more than 100 area burglaries.

Will Ali be the Grimace to Edmonds' Hamburglar? Robble, robble.

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