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Fairfax Police Want Help Finding Daytime Burglars

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By Jonathan Wilson

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia are looking for burglars who are striking homes in the middle of the day. To unsuspecting witnesses, they may look like nothing more than movers.

Police say the burglars are targeting apartments and condominiums in the McLean and Franconia areas of Fairfax County.

Detectives say they seem to be after high-end electronic equipment such as TVs and video-game consoles. The burglars have reportedly hit 17 properties in the last few weeks.

One witness told police two men who looked like movers carried what she thought was a piece of artwork away from her neighbor's home--it turned to be a flat-screen television covered with a blanket.

Police say they don't yet have a good description of the perpetrators, and don't know exactly how many people are involved.

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