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Loudoun sheriff’s office investigating burglary, assault in Sterling

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight burglary in Sterling where the suspect reportedly assaulted the homeowner after being confronted.

Around 3 a.m. Thursday, a resident in the 46800 block of Bushwood Court was awakened by their dogs barking. They then located an unknown male in the upstairs of the residence, according to the LCSO. The suspect dropped a container of coins he was taking from the home and fled.

The homeowner ran downstairs after the suspect where the suspect threw a chair at the homeowner before fleeing the residence. The homeowner received a minor injury during the confrontation. It is believed the suspect made entry into the home through an unlocked door.

A perimeter was established and a search was conducted, but no suspect was located. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’2” tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black beanie, a tight black jacket, black pants and glasses.

Detectives say they are working to determine if this case is related to a series of burglaries in the same area. Since Oct. 13, there have been 11 burglaries where the residents were home during the burglaries and the suspect or suspects gained entry through an exterior garage door and an unlocked interior garage door. In all of those cases, it appears the suspects used a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in a driveway to gain access to the homes.

Anyone with information on the cases is asked to contact Eastern Loudoun Station Detective K. Mitchell at 571-258-3138. Residents can also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app. The Loudoun Sheriff app is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.


dsimmons - If the gun was in the hands of the home owner I would be fine with your outcome.  Since the other guy has no regard for entering someone’s house uninvited, I can’t imagine he has any regard for gun laws either, so gun control would have zero impact on him.

Right, if there’d been a gun instead of a chair, we’d be talking about a murder. That argument holds no water.

When will people get the memo that it is not safe to keep anything unlocked anywhere anymore. We are living in different times.

hmmmmm, something not right here.  1.  Most burglars stay away from homes with dogs in them.  2.  How and why just the coins?  how did they know they were there?  If I was a burgalar, I would certainly not go into a house with any dog so barking would alert an owner and I would not just be taking a jar of coins.  Just sayin.

The invader threw a chair at the home owner.  We need to look at tighter controls for owning chairs so this does not happen again.

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