Burglary Suspect Sought

Burglary Suspect Sought

The Sheriff's Office has released a composite sketch of the suspect in an overnight burglary that occurred last month.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the burglary occurred around 1:30 a.m., Feb. 24, in the 43860 block of Laurel Ridge Drive in Ashburn. A female resident was awoken by her dog barking. The woman went toward the kitchen and saw a black male, in his mid-20s to early 30s going through her purse. The woman ran back upstairs and called authorities. It was later determined the man took several credit cards from the victim's purse. The suspect in this case is further described as being more than 6 feet in height with a medium build. He was also said to have a shaved head. The suspect appears to have entered the home through the unsecured exterior and interior garage doors.

Approximately one hour later a Leesburg man heard his dog barking inside his residence in the 43200 block of Canal Creek Place. The man went to the top of his stairwell where he noticed a subject run out the front door of the home. It is not clear if this incident is related to the Ashburn burglary. Nothing was taken from the home and there were no signs of forced entry.

Anyone with information about either of these cases is asked to contact Investigator Harper of the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided leads to an arrest and indictment the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.