An East Falls Church resident returned home early this past Tuesday morning, only to be surprised to find a burglar hiding in the closet.
Upon being discovered, the man — who was wearing sunglasses and a mask — jumped out of the closet and fled on foot.
The resident did not report the incident to police until the afternoon. More from this week’s ACPD crime report:
BURGLARY (late), 2017-11140143, 6300 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 1:13 p.m. on November 14, police were dispatched to the late report of a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that upon returning to the residence at approximately 4:00 a.m., the victim located an unknown suspect hiding inside a closet. Upon being located, the suspect fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with light brown skin, approximately 5’5, wearing black sunglasses, a black mask, a black jacket, blue jeans, gloves, and socks. The investigation is ongoing.
The rest of this past week’s crime report highlights, including some that we’ve already reported, after the jump.
BURGLARY, 2017-11080225, 2700 block of S. Uhle Street. At approximately 5:06 p.m. on November 8, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to a residence. Items were moved around, but nothing was reported missing. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.
BURGLARY, 2017-11080234, 2300 block of N. Pershing Drive. At approximately 5:11p.m. on November 8, police were dispatched to the late report of a larceny. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 9:00 p.m. on November 7 and 4:30 p.m. on November 8 an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to a business and items of value were stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.
UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2017-11090246, 300 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 5:47 p.m. on November 9, police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim arrived at his residence and observed that an unknown male suspect had gained entry to the residence and was sleeping in a bedroom. Arriving officers established a perimeter and made verbal commands but the suspect refused to comply and would not exit the residence. Following the deployment of a police K9, the suspect was taken into custody. Earl Chaptman, 64, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry.
ROBBERY, 2017-11110100, 3300 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 7:13 a.m. on November 11, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male suspect entered a business, brandished a firearm and demanded that an employee give him money. The suspect stole cash, forced the employee outside of the business and fled on foot before departing the area in a vehicle. The suspect is described as a thin, black male, approximately 6’0, wearing dark colored clothing. The vehicle is described as a light tan or cream colored late-model sedan. The investigation is ongoing.
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