Serial Burglar Nabbed with Comprehensive Effort
After a multi-faceted investigation, Fairfax County detectives charged 19-year-old, Nicholas Cormier of Alexandria with seven counts of burglary and five counts of grand larceny.
Homeowners in the Hayfield View and Glenwood Mews communities reported a series of residential break-ins between January 10th and the 15th. Patrol officers gathered essential information and provided it to detectives. Members of the local Neighborhood Watch reached out to community members and forwarded more information to officers and detectives. One neighbor gave valuable surveillance video from his home. Detectives were able to quickly develop an accurate suspect description and passed it along to patrol officers. The Franconia District Station, Crime Prevention Officer spread the word to the affected neighborhoods through the use of the social media platform, “Next Door.” (more…)