Alexandria Man Arrested for Multiple Burglaries

Mount Vernon Police District – A 20-year-old man connected to multiple burglaries committed in the Mount Vernon Police District is now in custody.  

Since Nov. 13, detectives have been investigating a series of overnight burglaries of restaurants in the 8000 block of Richmond Highway. Detectives gathered surveillance footage of the suspect and determined the man used a brick to destroy windows to enter the two businesses over five days. 

11/13/2022Mezcalero Restaurant8368 Richmond Highway, Alexandria
11/17/2022Mezcalero Restaurant8368 Richmond Highway, Alexandria
11/18/2022Mezcalero Restaurant8368 Richmond Highway, Alexandria
11/18/2022Mana Pupuseria & Taqueria8166 Richmond Highway, Alexandria

On Nov. 19 officers in the Mount Vernon Police District responded to Walmart at 7910 Richmond Highway for a larceny. The man arrested in this case, Eliasar Mardiel Flores, of Alexandria, was wearing clothing that matched images seen on surveillance footage from the four previous reported burglaries. Through investigation, detectives determined Flores was responsible for the four commercial burglaries. Flores was transported to the Adult Detention Center where he was charged with four counts of burglary, four counts of destruction of property, vehicle tampering, and petit larceny. He is currently held without bond. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 8. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile P3 Tips App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. Those who wish for a detective to contact them, please leave contact information.    

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