A number of residential burglaries were reported this week in the Fort Hunt and Alexandria areas since Tuesday. According to police, the incidents have been happening during the day.
On Sept. 24, officers responded to a report of a home burglary in the 1800 block of Duffield Lane, on the north end of Fort Hunt Road. Police observed that unknown person(s) entered the home by breaking a rear window. The burglary took place within 45 minutes — between 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. — while the residents were out running an errand. Items targeted during the burglary included jewelry and fine silverware.
At approximately 9:43 a.m. the next day, officers responded to the 2000 block of Fort Drive to a report of a residential burglary alarm going off. When they arrived, officers formed a perimeter around the residence.
Police discovered a broken window in the back of the home within a screened-in porch area. According to police, it appears that no one entered the home because the alarm went off as soon as the window was broken. After checking the area, officers discovered a broken rear window at a neighboring home. The house was entered and jewelry and silverware were stolen.
Later that afternoon, officers were called to the 9100 block of McNair Drive to a report of a residential burglary. When the arrived, officers found forced entry through a rear door. This occurred sometime between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Items targeted were jewelry, firearms and electronics.
The police do not have a suspect look out at this time. FCPD is advising residents who are at home in the day to be be vigilant and look out for strangers in the neighborhood. Police suggest paying attention to suspicious people walking in backyards or going door to door.
Residents can report any suspicious activities immediately by calling the non-emergency number (703) 691-2131, and call 911 for crimes in progress.