Police blotter: Another business in Mount Vernon Plaza broken into

Google maps image of stores

Two businesses in this strip of Mount Vernon Plaza have been burglarized this week. (Googe Maps image from July 2017)

China One in the Mount Vernon Plaza shopping center was burglarized early Wednesday morning, according to Thursday’s Fairfax County Police blotter.

Someone broke into the restaurant, located at 7700 Richmond Highway (see map), around 5 a.m. and took cash, police said. No suspect description was given.

China One is at least the fourth business in Mount Vernon Plaza to be burglarized since late October. This past weekend someone broke into Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy, which is just four doors down from China One, and took property. The now-closed Wings To Go restaurant on the other side of the plaza was burglarized on Nov. 12, and an electronics store around the corner was hit on Oct. 29

Two residential burglaries were also reported in Thursday’s blotter. The first happened Tuesday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. in the 7500 block of Coxton Court (see map). Police someone entered the home and took “personal items.”

On Monday morning, someone burglarized a residence in the 7100 block of Fairchild Drive. A person or persons entered an apartment around 11:15 a.m. and took electronics, according to police. 

Other incidents reported in the Mount Vernon police district in Thursday’s blotter:

Larceny: 2900 block of Arlington Drive, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7100 block of Fairchild Drive, property from residence
Larceny: 5800 block of Richmond Highway, license plate from vehicle
Larceny: 5800 block of Wyomissing Court, key from vehicle

Incidents reported in Wednesday’s blotter:

Larceny: 7600 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, wallet from vehicle
Larceny: 8200 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business

Incidents reported in Tuesday’s blotter:

Larceny: 8400 block of Central Avenue, wreath from mailbox
Larceny: 2300 block of Huntington Avenue, money from person
Larceny: 2300 block of Huntington Avenue, beer from business

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