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Multiple Attempted
Commercial Burglaries in
Southern Fauquier area

During the early morning hours of Sunday, December 30, 2012, several businesses along the Rt 17 corridor in southern Fauquier County were the target of attempted break-ins.

Responding to alarms at the Morrisville Mini-Mart at 1:10 AM and Opal Mini-Storage at 2:46 AM deputies discovered doors pried open at these businesses.

Following this deputies conducted business checks in the area and located other attempted burglaries at the Goldvein General Store in Goldvein and Pete’s Park and Eat in Opal.

It appears the perpetrators were travelling north on Rt 17 attempting to break in to businesses along the highway. None of the businesses affected were entered and nothing was taken.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or others is encouraged to contact Fauquier County Crime Solvers at 540-349-1000. Callers can also contact the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 540-422-8650.

Remember, any information will remain confidential and the caller’s identity can remain anonymous.

Authority: Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox, Jr.


Lt. James Hartman
78 W. Lee Street
Warrenton, VA 20186

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