Two Woodbridge area homeowners recently reported the loss of laptops and jewelry, chalking up the missing items to residential burglaries, Prince William County police spokesperson Jonathan Perok reported.
On Tuesday, a homeowner in the 13700 block of Mapledale Avenue reported the theft of jewelry and a laptop, with total value of $3,000, to the police. The burglary reportedly occurred between 5 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. that day. A patio door was broken out, and police believe that the burglar may have entered that way.
Also on Tuesday, a homeowner in the 13900 block of Oleander Court reported a burglary in progress to police. The homeowner told police that he was in the house when he heard footsteps on another floor. When a police officer responded at about 2 p.m., he discovered a broken sliding glass door in the rear of the house. When police arrived, nobody was in the house, and a $500 laptop was missing.