Detectives Asking for Public’s Help in Identifying Commercial Burglar

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News release from the Fairfax County Police Department

Mason Police District – Detectives are asking for tips after a series of night time commercial burglaries in the Mason district. Since late December, the suspect shattered the glass front doors of four small businesses in the Falls Church and Alexandria areas of Fairfax County.

Date Time Location
12/26/2018 1:18 AM 61oo block of Columbia Pike
1/11/2019 5:10 AM 4700 block of North Chambliss St.
2/22/2019 12:48 AM 5800 block of Leesburg Pike
2/22/2019 1:38 AM 5500 block of Leesburg Pike

The suspect is a man who appears to have a stocky build, typically wearing a mask, jeans, a distinctive hooded sweatshirt and sneakers. Most of the burglaries have occurred between midnight and 5 a.m.

Anyone who has information about these cases or suspect information is asked to please contact Mason CIS Detective M. Morris at 703-333-3545.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.

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