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Loudoun Man Apprehended After Series of Burglaries in Sterling: Jose Reyes-Benitez, 24, of Sterling, is being held

November 22, 2013

A Loudoun County man was apprehended early Friday morning after a series of burglaries in the Sterling, Virginia area.

Around 2:15 AM on Friday, November 22nd Loudoun County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of Marcum Court where a juvenile reported she was awakened by a man who was pulling her blanket as she slept inside the residence.

The suspect fled and jewelry was later discovered missing from the home. As the deputies were on the scene, they received a report of a second burglary in progress in the 600 block of Giles Place.

Deputies observed the suspect flee from the home and run back into the home on Marcum Court. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit at the scene took the suspect into custody inside the home. A third burglary was also reported in the 200 block of Marcum Court. There was a
short delay before this burglary was reported.

Eugene Delgaudio, Sterling Supervisor, said "Thank you for the quick response and this news is greeted with enthusiastic support in Sterling."

"The quick response to these burglaries and the coordination with our canine unit led to this suspect being taken into custody before he could commit more crimes in the county," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. "I am proud of the work of our deputies who quickly established a perimeter around this area, leaving the suspect little opportunity for escape," Chapman added.

The suspect, Jose Reyes-Benitez, 24, of Sterling, is being held on three counts of burglary and grand larceny. Additional charges are possible. He remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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