LCSO: Take Precautions After Lansdowne Burglaries
Three homes in the community were entered easily and valuables were taken.
Friday the 13th proved unlucky for three Lansdowne residents whose homes were burglarized, and the incidents prompted the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office this week to remind residents to secure their homes and vehicles to prevent easy access.
Deputies reported to homes on Scenic Creek Way, Lecroy Circle and Parallel Bluffs Court, July 13 in response to reports of the burglaries. Wallets, cell phones and other small electronic devices were taken, according to a report from the LCSO.
In two cases, according to the report, doors to the homes were left unlocked, while access to the Parallel Bluffs home appears to have been made via the garage after the burglar found a garage-door opener in an unlocked vehicle.
The LCSO Crime Prevention Unit encourages residents to keep their doors and windows locked while they are away as well as at night while sleeping. Residents with security systems are encouraged to use them. Garages and vehicles should also be locked, and valuables should be removed from vehicles.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Detective N. Ferguson of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.
The sheriff’s office also encourages residents to report all suspicious activity and/or vehicles by calling the 24-hour-non-emergency-line at 703-777-1021. Crimes in progress should be reported by calling 911 immediately.