Two Arrested in Area Jewelry Store Burglaries
Tuesday's Metro section reported that a District man and woman suspected of jewelry store burglaries in Falls Church and Montgomery County have been arrested in Fairfax County, Falls Church authorities said yesterday.
A man and woman were captured on surveillance cameras breaking into the Bach Tuyet Jewelry Store in the Eden Shopping Center on July 18, 2005 and stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry. Video cameras captured what appeared to be the same pair prying open the lock at the Silver Spring Jewelry Store on New Hampshire Avenue on May 29 of this year, but police said the display cases were empty and the two came away with nothing. Falls Church police believe the burglars may also have tried and failed to burglarize another jewelry store there on May 21, city spokeswoman Nicole Gobbo said.
After receiving a tip from the FBI, Fairfax police and U.S. marshals arrested Michael Eugene Williams, 45, and Selenna A. Winston, 38, on June 27 in the Alexandria area, Falls Church authorities said. Williams was charged with six felonies for the two Falls Church incidents, also faces charges in Montgomery, and was being held in the Arlington County jail. Winston was not charged in Virginia, but was held without bond in the Fairfax jail pending extradition to Montgomery to face charges there.
-- Tom Jackman