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Serial burglar strikes again

The serial burglar who has struck all over Fairfax County hit three more homes late Thursday and early Friday, bringing the total to 87 incidents, police said.

Fairfax County police said the same person or group is now responsible for 57 burglaries or attempted burglaries and 30 larcenies from cars or suspicious persons complaints since early August in several parts of the county. The latest were three break ins and one attempt in the Fairfax area overnight.

Before that, there was a string of eight burglaries in the Oakton area late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

The cases are linked because the burglaries have occurred late at night, all but one have involved entry through an unlocked door or window, and the thief is only taking cash and items that are easily grabbed, such as jewelry. In two cases, guns were taken from cars. Police reminded homeowners to lock all doors and windows, and hide any valuable items in cars.

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 5:05 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax  
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Will somebody please shoot this damn fool, and be done with it?!

Posted by: wewintheylose | October 1, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Just how does one target unlocked homes without trying the doornobs?

Posted by: blasmaic | October 1, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

I bet this burglar is someone from the Tea Party looking to fence the stolen items to fund their dastardly deeds!

Posted by: rkayblock1 | October 1, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Don't get so upset! rkayblock1,the burglar is only practicing to work as Obama's future 'Wealth Redistribution Czar', so you'd better get used to it!

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Posted by: pisatrade | October 2, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Who keeps guns in cars? Road rage issues? If I'm arming my vehicle, I'd prefer the Humvee with mounted .50-cal.

Posted by: GAU8A | October 2, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I think 5 years for each break-in, served consecutively with no parole might send the appropriate message.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | October 2, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

These criminals are finding good grazing in cooshy Fairfax. Anybody living in D.C. or MD knows to lock their doors. Welcome to the hood!

Posted by: kschur1 | October 2, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Leave your car unlocked or with items visible...going to bed with your front door unlocked???? Decade after decade we hear on tv and read in the papers cautioning people to lock their doors...Why?????

If you are adult enough to own a home but too dumb to lock your doors at night I have no sympathy for you...Maybe you feel safe in your nice neighborhood but at least think about other family members...Ashburn or Anacostia...makes no difference...Be smart people.....You don't need a public service announcement to tell you this...

Posted by: pentagon40 | October 2, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Where is the picture that was in the paper?

Posted by: ATudor44 | October 2, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Looks like an Obama voter has gotten loose in Fairfax.

Posted by: Smarg | October 2, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Looks like an McCain/Palin voter has gotten loose in Fairfax.

Posted by: veloboldie | October 3, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

"They're climbin' in your windows....hide ya kids, hide ya wife"

Posted by: mytwocentsforya | October 4, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

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