The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. March 4 to discuss recent burglaries in the Lansdowne and Dulles south areas.
The meeting will be held in the library of Liberty Elementary School, 25491 South Riding Center Drive, South Riding.
Deputies will also review crime prevention measures and ways to establish a Neighborhood Watch program at the meeting.
The meeting is in response to a series of burglaries that are apparently targeting gold. Since December 2012, there have been seven burglaries in the area that are likely connected, according to Liz Mills, spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office.
In most of the cases the suspect or suspects forced entry through a rear door or window while the residents were not at home.
The first burglary was reported Dec. 1 at a home on Lecroy Circle in the Lansdowne area. The home was entered while no one at home and cash was taken. A similar burglary was reported that same day in the 43800 block of Riverpoint Drive. In that case a laptop, jewelry and a camera were taken.
On Dec. 7 a home in the 20600 block of Rainsboro Drive in Ashburn was entered and jewelry, cash and jewelry were taken. That same day, a home on Queensbridge Drive in Brambleton was entered and a brief case was taken.
The burglaries continued this year when on Feb. 9 a home was entered in the 42000 block of Porch Light Drive and jewelry was taken. Another burglary was reported that day on Camerons Point Court. Nothing was reported taken from the home in that case.
The most recent burglary occurred on Feb. 15 where a home on Freeport Place was entered and jewelry was again targeted.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to report any suspicious behavior, vehicles or persons by calling their 24-hour-non-emergency phone number at 703-777-1021. Residents are reminded to call 911 in an emergency.
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