Fairfax Police Want Help Finding Daytime Burglars | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Fairfax Police Want Help Finding Daytime Burglars

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

What If The Drought Doesn't End? 'The Water Knife' Is One Possibility

It's Chinatown meets Mad Max in writer Paolo Bacigalupi's new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.
NPR

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.
NPR

Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
NPR

The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.