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Springtime for Crooks: Swimming Pair Victims in Theft

Plus, more phone scams and a fight over a necklace in Loudoun County Sheriff's Office daily crime report.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office daily crime report.
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office daily crime report.
It's that time of year when everyone wants to get outside, and not just law-abiding citizens, either.

Just as you can count on leaf blowers and snow shovels to disappear in December, good weather brings its own seasonal brand of thievery.

For example, two victims reported that they were swimming Monday afternoon near the 13900 block of Freedom Center Lane in Leesburg. 

When they got out to dry off, they realized someone had stolen several items left unattended while they were in the water. 

And swimmers aren't the only springtime victims. In Fredericksburg last week, a Carrabba's restaurant barely had time to dust off its outdoor furniture before it was stolen from the restaurant's patio.

Also provided from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office in its daily crime report:

04/14/14, 2233 hrs., 270 block Free Ct., Sterling
Attempted Robbery/Assault: A 20-year-old Sterling man reported he was riding in a vehicle with several acquaintances when one of the males assaulted him and attempted to take his necklace. The victim was not injured and his necklace was not taken.

04/11/14, 1745 hrs., 21300 block Arrowhead Ct., Ashburn
Suspicious Event: A resident received a phone call where the caller claimed
to be from the US Department of Treasury. The caller claimed there was pending enforcement action. Resident believed the call to be a scam.


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