Possible Serial Burglar Arrested

Jamil Alam

Police have charged a 20-year-old Sterling man with two counts of burglary.

Jamil Alam, of 302 Signal Court in Sterling, was arrested at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, May 6, following two burglaries in the Monroe Manor community of the Reston Police District. He remains a suspect in a series of at least 20 garage break-ins in Fairfax County.

The string of burglaries began in mid-March when reports started coming into police that someone was breaking into garages, stealing items from unlocked cars and entering the homes through unlocked doors.

Apple electronic devices, alcohol, purses, and wallets were reported missing, although the wallets and purses were usually found near the crime scenes, minus any money.

Alam is currently charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny, two counts of attempted burglary and possession of burglarious tools.  The investigation is continuing and investigators say they anticipate more charges and possibly more arrests.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail, by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131, Prince William County Police at 703 792-6500, or the City of Manassas Park Police at 703-330-0330.