The Leesburg Police Department is investigating multiple burglaries at the Virginia Village shopping center.
At around 2 a.m. on April 2, officers were dispatched to a commercial alarm at a business in the mall, located at the intersection of Catoctin Circle SE and South King Street, according to an LPD statement. Responding officers determined that one or more unknown subjects had broken through the company’s flat glass front door and taken an undetermined amount of company property.
Shortly after, officers were dispatched to another commercial alarm at a second business located in the same mall, the statement said. Officers determined that an unknown subject or subjects attempted to break through the glass front door of the second company, but were unsuccessful. Officers were unable to locate any suspects.
LPD recommends that business owners take the following precautions to discourage burglars: leave interior lights on and leave your empty cash drawer open while your business is closed, install motion-activated lighting, install security cameras, security and install audible alarms.
Both incidents are still under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Section. Anyone who has not yet spoken to law enforcement and has information about any of the incidents is asked to contact Detective M. Pereira at 703-771-4500 or [email protected]
Anonymous calls can be made to the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via SMS. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.