Police have arrested a 39-year-old Sterling man and are investigating whether he may be linked to a series of more than 30 burglaries that occurred primarily in the Reston area over the past year.
Rasheed Yusuf Ali, of 45414 Gable Square — pictured here — was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of grand larceny after police observed him on North Shore Drive in Reston around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Ali is suspected of breaking into a home in the 11300 block of Fairway Court earlier that evening.
In addition, police suspect Ali may be associated with burglaries in the Sully, Fair Oaks, Mason and McLean districts as well as in Loudoun County.
The burglaries typically took place during the early evening hours when homes were unoccupied and dark. Jewels and cash were the primary items targeted.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, by texting â€œTIP187â€ plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or calllling Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.