A series of recent burglaries in Falls Church and Arlington has prompted police to urge homeowners to lock their doors.
Burglars hit 10 times in the Broadmont area of Falls Church and East Falls Church in Arlington between Sept. 2 and Oct. 7, police said. Most of the burglaries happened between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m.
The burglars got in through unlocked doors or kicked in doors secured with double deadbolt locks. Police believe the burglars cased neighborhoods looking for unoccupied homes. In one Arlington break-in, the residents were home at the time of the burglary.
Stolen goods included laptops, iPods, a handgun, a passport, bank checks and jewelry.
Arlington County, the City of Falls Church, and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Police and are working together on this investigation. Police said extra resources have been deployed into the neighborhoods for surveillance.
Police remind residents to lock doors and windows at all times and make sure home alarm systems are working and activated.
Investigators ask anyone with information about these burglaries to contact the Falls Church police at 703-241-5050. If residents see a burglary in process, they should call 911.