RESTON, Va. (CBSDC) — Police believe Jamil Alam of Sterling could be responsible for a string of burglaries in Northern Virginia.
The 20-year-old Alam, of 302 Signal Court in Sterling, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary and remains a suspect in at least 20 garage break-ins in Fairfax County.
He was taken into custody around 2:40 a.m. Sunday, following a pair of burglaries in the Monroe Manor community in Herndon.
Beginning in mid-March, a string of people reported that someone had broken into their garages, stole items from unlocked cars or entered their homes through unlocked doors.
The victims reported that Apple electronic devices, alcohol, purses and wallets were stolen in the break-ins. Many of the missing wallets and purses were found near the crime scenes after the money inside was removed.
Fairfax County Police have charged Alam with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny, two counts of attempted burglary and possession of burglarious tools.
Authorities say the investigation is continuing and say they anticipate more charges and possibly more arrests.
Anyone with information about these break-ins is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text “TIP187”plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131, Prince William County Police at 703 792-6500 or the City of Manassas Park Police at 703-330-0330.