A Husband and wife claiming to be members of the "silver gang," the discriminating thieves who have stolen expensive silver items from more than 200 Washington-area homes in the last two years, were arrested last week at the Pentagon Motel, Arlington police reported yesterday.

At a press conference police announced that they have charged Theodore Gardner Fore, 30, of Woodbridge, and wife, Chritine, 27, with one count of burglary. Police say they are continuing to check the "silver gang claims made by the Fores.

Police said the Fores were arrested in their in their motel room Feb. 2. According to police, items from three residential burglaries that occurred Feb. 1 in North Arlington were found in the room and in the trunk of a car rented by the couple.

Only a few of the items, which including credit cards, wristwatches, coins and inexpensive clothing, were silver, police said:

Sgt. Don Pelasara said that the Fores claimed to have stolen items to fill orders from other states and to support their $300 per day drug habit.

Pelasara said that the couple would be bound over to the grand jury Feb. 21. In addition, he said, arrest warrants on burglary charges are pending in Montgomery, Prince George's and Fairfax Counties.

Last October Prince George's County police arrested an-Oxon Hill man and charged him with receiving between $100,000 and $300,000 worth of stolen property which was believed to have been stolen by the "silver gang."