Black Friday Best Buy Thieves Face Multiple Charges

Fairfax County Police

(Edited to correct date of incident. Police report has a typo with the wrong date of Best Buy theft)

Fairfax County Police apprehended three suspects they say were involved in a retail theft operation on Black Friday at Reston’s Best Buy.

Officers from the FCPD’S (RATT) Retail Anti-Theft Team on Nov. 27 observed three people acting in a suspicious manner by making multiple trips into and out of the Reston’s Best Buy at Spectrum Center and to a rental vehicle in the parking lot.

The subsequent investigation produced and recovered more than $10,000 in stolen merchandise from Best Buy and Walmart, police said.

The three suspects, all from the Baltimore area, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, grand larceny, grand larceny with intent to sell, and possession of burglarious tools.

Last week, the FCPD anti-theft group also apprehended four New York residents making large purchases with stolen credit cards at the Tysons Corner Apple store.

In other holiday weekend crime news from the Reston District Station:


A business burglar alarm sounded in the 11700 block of Bowman Green Dr. about 10:43 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29.

Officers, including K9, responded and  set up a perimeter. When the suspect exited the business, officers challenged him. He complied with commands and was taken into custody without incident or injury. He was charged with burglary. 


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  • 11900 block of Winterhur Lane, bicycle from business

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