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<bt>The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying two female suspects caught on surveillance video who allegedly were involved in a larceny at a local restaurant.

According to the Sheriff's Office, on Sept. 24 shortly before closing at the Ned Devine's Irish Village in Sterling a white female approached the serving stand at the bar where two employees had left her purses. As the server walked away, the suspect grabbed the bags and then met up with a black female who was standing with a group of males.

The two suspects then went into the bathroom where they removed items from the purses including cash and jewelry. The purses were later recovered from a trash can in the restroom.

The suspects are seen leaving the bar as a group on video surveillance. Also caught on the video are a black male wearing a long-sleeve polo shirt with broad, light- and dark-colored horizontal stripes and a light-colored collar, a black male with a red shirt with small, dark-colored stripes and a necklace as well as another black male with a cartoon print shirt and corn rows.

Anyone who can identify these suspects is asked to contact Investigator D. Orr of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. If the caller wishes to remain anonymous, call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

<sh>Looking for Boyfriend

<bt>The boyfriend of a Loudoun teenager who was found safe and sound Sunday, Nov. 5, is now in custody and charged with her abduction.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the 17-year-old boy is accused of holding the teen against her will after an assault that occurred in the parking lot of the McDonald's restaurant in the Sterling TownCenter.

The 17-year-old female victim was located and returned to her parents Nov. 5 after she was able to escape from the suspect's custody. She was able to call her family from the Loehmann's Plaza area in Falls Church.

The victim was reported missing by her family Oct. 29. According to SheriffÕs reports, witnesses saw the victim assaulted by her boyfriend and forced into a dark car.

The boyfriend was located Monday night in Stephens City, Va., by the FrederickÕs County SheriffÕs Office. He was being held at the Loudoun Juvenile Detention Center on charges of abduction, domestic assault and probation violations.

<sh>Decal Deadline

<bt>According to Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn, all Loudoun County taxpayers must display the 2007 decal on all vehicles by Nov. 15. The new decals are yellow in color and celebrate Loudoun County's 250th anniversary.

The decals may be purchased from the Treasurer's Eastern Loudoun Office located at 21641 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 104, in Sterling, or at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E. in Leesburg.

The new decals can only be purchased upon payment of any outstanding personal property tax. Contact the TreasurerÕs Office at 703-777-0280. Information about online payments also is available on the county Web site, www.loudoun.gov/treas/online_payments.htm.

The Sheriff's Office will begin enforcement Nov. 16.