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String of day-time burglaries to be discussed in Fairfax

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By Mary Pat Flaherty
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 29, 2009; 3:48 PM

Fairfax Police Chief David M. Rohrer will discuss a recent string of day-time home burglaries that netted large amounts of gold jewelry during a public meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Colin Powell Elementary School, 13340 Leland Rd. in Centreville.

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Police have reported four similar burglaries that occurred Tuesdaybringing the number of cases they think are linked to 20. Many of the victims are Indian or South Asian families.

County police have described a team of suspects in the cases as two Hispanic or Middle Eastern men in their late 20s to early 30s and one Hispanic woman. The burglars have entered homes in Fair Oaks, Reston, West Springfield and Centreville, beginning early this year but more frequently since the summer, crime reports show.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, via e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or by texting "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637. A $1,000 cash reward is available for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.

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