The Sheriff's Office is investigating four daytime burglaries in Ashburn to determine whether the incidents are related. The burglaries took place the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 29.
The first incident was reported around 3 p.m. when a resident checked on a house that was for sale in the 42900 block of Redfield Street. The empty home was entered by unknown suspects and received more than $600 in damage, but nothing was taken. A male and a female juvenile were seen running from the area, spokesperson Kraig Troxell said.
Around 4:45 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a second robbery, Troxell said. The incident was reported in the 42500 block of Magellan Square where suspects removed computers and an MP3 player. The total value of the items was estimated at more than $3,000.
Early that Tuesday evening, the Sheriff's Office received two more reports of burglaries, these at an apartment complex in the 22660 block of Blue Elder Terrace. Suspects took a safe, cash, a video-game system with games and two MP3 players from the first apartment. A portable radio and a small amount of cash were removed from the second apartment. The items from both apartments were valued at more than $1,500.
The residences in the last three incidents were all entered through windows and authorities are trying to determine if the burglaries were related.
"It is not clear if the first one is related to the other three," Troxell said. "The two juveniles seen could have just broken in to take advantage of staying in a home that was empty."
Last week another attempted daytime burglary took place on Bethpage Court in Ashburn, but, Troxell said, there is no indication that incident is related to these burglaries. A teenager is being held without bond in the Aug. 21 attempted burglary.
Anyone with information about any of the four incidents is asked to call Investigator D. Orr of the Loudoun County Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. To remain anonymous, call Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided leads to an arrest and indictment the caller could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.