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Police Caution F.C. Residents After Daytime Burglaries

The City of Falls Church Police Department is advising resident to take caution and be on the lookout for suspicious activity after a string of daytime burglaries in the City and North Arlington, the latest of which happened earlier this week.

A home on Great Falls St. in Falls Church was rummaged on Tuesday, Oct. 7, between 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., according to the Falls Church Police Department. No one was home at the time and nothing was reported missing, but it was evident that the house had been entered and the suspect(s) had been through multiple rooms looking for jewelry, cash and small electronics.

Similar instances were reported in North Arlington in September. In those cases, suspects entered homes in the daytime and stole jewelry, cash, credit cards and electronic devices. In many of these incidents the houses were unlocked and/or a small window was used for entry and the crimes occurred on both weekedays and weekends in occupied and unoccupied homes.

Falls Church Police are reminding residents to secure all windows and doors when they leave their homes, asking them to be vigilant observers in their neighborhoods and to report anything they deem suspicious. To provide general information, call 703-248-5051 (TTY 711). In the case of an emergency, call 911.

The City’s Crime Prevention Specialist Officer provides free home security surveys; to schedule, call 703-248-5051 (TTY 711) or email police@fallschurchva.gov.

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