Stakeout Leads to Arrest of Burglar
Reston Police District – Detectives have been investigating several crimes since last September that have occurred overnight at different businesses in the Northpoint Village Shopping Center. On Sept. 4 and Oct. 5, the owners of the Matsutake Sushi and Sake Bar reported someone damaged the windows of their business overnight. On March 30, a man entered Gregorio’s Trattoria and Bobby’s Bagel Café overnight and stole merchandise as well as cash. As detectives continued their investigation, they learned the suspect also entered and stole from the Glory Days Grill nearby. Detectives recovered digital evidence from the businesses. They developed a profile of a suspect believed to be responsible for these crimes.
Friday night, while conducting a surveillance operation related to the burglaries, a detective saw the suspect near the North Point Village Shopping Center trespassing on private property. Detectives attempted to stop the man, but he ran into a nearby wooded area. Officers saturated the area and took him into custody after finding him walking down Reston Parkway. When officers arrested the man, he was in the possession of burglarious tools to include gloves, a multi-tool, an Allen-wrench set, a screwdriver, and a knife. An additional search of a nearby home led to the recovery of property stolen from these crimes.
Giovanni Lamont Dill, 22, of Reston was charged with possession of burglarious tools, three counts of burglary, two counts of destruction of property, and one count of trespassing. Dill was taken to the Adult Detention Center and held without bond. Detectives continue to investigate to determine if Dill has committed additional burglaries in the County.
“Our detectives recognized a pattern in this case and worked diligently with community members and business partners to identify a suspect. A heads-up detective spotted the suspect who fled on foot. Detectives and officers worked quickly, and after a search of the area, an alert patrol officer took the man into custody. This is a wonderful example of our investigatory team working side by side with our community members and businesses to improve public safety,” Captain Frederick Chambers, Commander, Criminal Investigations Division.
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