Two northern Virginia men are in custody after a multi-jurisdictional investigation, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office authorities announced Friday afternoon.
The men, Edward L. Campbell, Jr., 25, of Ashburn, and Craig Nipper-Duval, 22, of Herndon, are suspected of being involved in a rash of larcenies from vehicles in Loudoun County and the Town of Herndon.
Campbell and Nipper-Duval were identified as suspects in a series of thefts from vehicles over the summer in the Ashburn and Herndon areas through a joint investigation by the LCSO and the Town of Herndon Police Department, law enforcement said.
In many of the cases, the suspects entered unlocked vehicles and removed credit cards and other items. The credit cards were later used at area stores to purchase gift cards.
“The arrest of the two suspects reflects well on the hard work of the detectives and how good working relationships with our partners in law enforcement and the community can help solve crime,” Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) said in a prepared statement.
Campbell was arrested by the LCSO on Aug. 14 on 12 felony charges, including four counts of credit card theft, three counts of obtaining money through false pretense, one count of attempt to obtain money by false pretenses, three counts of identity theft and one count of attempted identity theft.
A subsequent investigation identified Nipper-Duval as an accomplice in some of the thefts. After a search warrant was executed in the Town of Herndon Thursday night, Nipper-Duval was taken into custody by the Herndon Police Department with the assistance of the Fairfax County Police Department.
Nipper-Duval is charged with 10 felonies in Loudoun County, including four counts of credit card theft, three counts of obtaining money by false pretenses and three counts of identity theft.
Campbell remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond. Nipper-Duval is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Additional charges against both suspects are pending.