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Pr. William burglaries may be tied to others
By Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 6, 2010; B4
Four large houses in an affluent section of Prince William County were burglarized in an episode police think may be connected to a long-running series of burglaries in prosperous areas of neighboring Fairfax County.
The Prince William burglaries occurred from Sunday night to Monday morning on Riding Club Drive in the Haymarket area. Police said the four burglaries are believed to be related.
The heavily wooded area along Riding Club Drive includes large houses set on multi-acre lots. Online property listings show that homes on the road are priced at more than $1 million.
In two of the four burglaries, entry was made through an unlocked door or window, police said. In the third case, they said, entry was made through an unlocked garage attached to the house. In the fourth case, a side door was forced open.
The burglaries occurred in the 15100, 15200 and 15300 blocks of Riding Club Drive, police said.
In all the cases, Prince William police said, "purses and money were targeted."
The incidents appeared similar to a string of at least 57 burglaries or attempted burglaries in Fairfax County that Fairfax police said is thought to be linked to one person or group.
The incidents began in August, and three more occurred Thursday night and Friday morning, the Fairfax police said.
Officer Jonathan L. Perok, a Prince William police spokesman, said investigators will try to determine whether the burglaries in one county were linked to those in the other.