Is it natural that, as we head into the holidays, reports of theft, shoplifting, larceny and embezzlement will increase?
Perhaps, because, in this seven-day period in November, there were five instances in a row of such crimes. Read about them below.
Nov. 14 - Shoplifting: A security officer at the Best Buy in Fair City Mall reported that two unknown male subjects had removed a laptop computer and its charger from their box, concealed the items in their clothing, then left the store without paying. They fled in the parking lot when employees attempted to detain them and left the area in a vehicle.
Nov. 18 - Embezzlement/Larceny: The manager of the Fuddruckers restaurant at 3575 Chain Bridge Road reported that sometime between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Nov. 16, three cash deposit envelopes had been taken from a safe in the restaurant’s office. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the case.
Nov. 19 - Larceny: A manager of the Fairfax Imports Body Shop at 3163 Spring St. reported that, sometime after Nov. 12, someone had taken cash from the office safe.
Nov. 20 - Shoplifting Arrest: A security officer at the TJ Maxx store at 10300 Main St. reported that he had observed a female conceal items of merchandise in a bag and attempt to leave the store without paying for them, at which point she was detained. A 47-year-old Fairfax woman was charged with petit larceny and released on a summons.
Nov. 21 - Shoplifting: An employee of the Virginia ABC Store at 10308 Willard Way reported that a female who had purchased a bottle of liquor had concealed another bottle in her bag and left the store without paying for it. As the result of investigation by the Patrol Division, the suspect was identified and a warrant was obtained, charging her with petit larceny.
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