Police Investigate Burglaries in Oakton

Thieves took items from some Oakton businesses, but weren't successful in all attempts.

Fairfax County police are investigating at least three burglaries in Oakton that appeared to occur in the early hours of Monday morning at a number of local businesses.

FCPD spokesman Officer Don Gotthardt said at three incidents were reported to police between 3 and 4 a.m.

Early reports indicate attempted or successful burglaries at 2952, 2960 and 2972 Chain Bridge Road, he said.

The addresses are attached to several businesses in the Twin Oakes Plaza Shopping Center and the Hunter Mill Plaza, two shopping centers near Oakton Elementary School.

Police declined to specify which businesses within those centers are involved.

No information was available on how much merchandise or money may have been taken from the affected businesses, but Gotthardt said the thieves were not successful in one of their burglary attempts.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the case. Anyone with information should contact police at 703.246.2253.

Anoneemous May 21, 2013 at 01:09 PM
You can't tell us which stores were robbed, what was stolen, or the value of what was stolen. I assume the police think something is to be gained by hiding the facts. What's up here? Is Twin Oakes Plaza Shopping Center and the Hunter Mill Plaza becoming high crime areas? Having some facts might help residents of Oakton know the truth.
dave May 24, 2013 at 08:58 AM
As a new Oakton resident I was not pleased to be accosted by Fairfax Police in this area Thursday May 24 and asked to present my drivers license. Apparently walking my dog at 2am qualifies as "suspicious". Even with the knowledge I walked my dog every night around that time, which I volunteered, they never asked if I had seen anything. They both wasted an investigation opportunity and made me feel like a suspect all in one encounter. Kudos to these officers for welcoming their "smart" community policing, alienating residents one at a time.


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