Springfield larceny suspect caught by a shoe

Samuel Bucey

Samuel Bucey
FCPD photo

If the shoe fits, arrest him.

Apparently, it did and Fairfax County police then arrested a man suspected of breaking into a truck parked at the Towne Place Suites in Springfield Tuesday night.

The owner of the truck saw the break-in attempt and called 9-1-1. The suspect, meanwhile, fled on a bicycle. But a shoe was left behind in the truck.

Officers responding to the call saw a man on a bicycle wearing only one shoe. They stopped him, matched the shoe he was wearing with the one in the truck and arrested 33-year-old Samuel Bucey of Washington, D.C. He’s been charged with destruction of property, grand larceny and possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon.


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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.