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Suspect in Northern Virginia burglaries arrested after pursuit

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Local,Virginia,Crime,Naomi Jagoda

An Alexandria man who led authorities on a pursuit has been charged with a series of burglaries in Northern Virginia, authorities said.

Victor T. Ellis, 25, faces burglary, larceny and other charges in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, according to law enforcement officials.

Ellis is charged with four burglaries in Loudoun County. Three of the burglaries took place on Jan. 21 in the South Riding area. In those incidents, he used remote garage-door openers that were in vehicles to gain entry into the homes, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The fourth Loudoun burglary took place on Feb. 28 in Sterling. In that incident, entry was made into a home through a rear window and a laptop and other electronics were taken, authorities said.

Additionally, Ellis is accused of burglarizing a home in Fairfax on Saturday. A resident told police that she was in her kitchen when someone entered her home, took a purse and fled, according to Fairfax County police.

Officers spotted Ellis at about 6 a.m. Sunday and tried to arrest him, but Ellis fled in a vehicle. He led them in a pursuit that ended in a crash in the Lowes Island area of Loudoun County. Ellis then fled the crash scene, but Fairfax County police were able to find him in Herndon and take him into custody a few hours later.

Authorities think that Ellis may also be responsible for other burglaries in the area. Detectives are continuing to investigate, and additional charges are possible.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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