Searching for Suspects

Searching for Suspects

The Sheriff's Office has released a composite sketch of one of two suspects in a possible distraction theft at a jewelry store that led to the larceny of more than $16,000 in merchandise.

According to the Sheriff's Office, employees of Shaw's Jewelry in the Dulles Town Center in Sterling say two men were in the store around 8:45 p.m., Sept. 2, when one of

the suspects was observed reaching over the counter. As an employee approached the suspects, the second male distracted the employee by asking about obtaining a credit application. The man then said he had to leave and both suspects left the store.

Employees immediately checked the cases and found three boxes were missing from a display case. The boxes contained necklaces and earrings ranging in price from $300 to nearly $5,000.

The two suspects are both described as black males in their 20s. One suspect was described as being 6 feet 2 inches and weighing 150-180 pounds with the second suspect described as being 6 feet 5 inches and weighing 170-180 pounds. Both men were wearing sports jerseys at the time of

the theft.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Senior Deputy S. Yonkwan at 703-421-6608.

To remain anonymous, contact Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment in the case the caller could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 in cash.