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Police: Mini Cooper Stolen from Rosemont Used in Burglary Caught on Tape

Car was stolen in broad daylight after thieves broke into home, stole keys and took the car from the garage, police say.

Police say that a man and woman are suspected of stealing a red Mini Cooper convertible from a home in Alexandria's Rosemont neighborhood and loading it up with loot stolen while burglarizing several homes. Patch file photo
Police say that a man and woman are suspected of stealing a red Mini Cooper convertible from a home in Alexandria's Rosemont neighborhood and loading it up with loot stolen while burglarizing several homes. Patch file photo
Police in Alexandria and Prince George's County are working together to try to solve a number of home burglaries, according to a story by FOX-5.

They say that a man and woman are suspected of stealing a red Mini Cooper convertible from a home in Alexandria's Rosemont neighborhood and loading it up with loot stolen while burglarizing several homes.

The two ditched the car Tuesday in DC, after the FOX-5 story first aired. FOX-5 reported that the two got the Mini Cooper by breaking into the Rosemont home in broad daylight, stealing the keys from inside the home and driving the car out of the garage.

Video footage taken from a home security camera Monday shows a burglary in progress in Camp Springs, Md., where the man and woman loaded up the Mini-Cooper with loot they're taking from the home.

Now that the car has been recovered, police are going over it looking for fingerprints and other evidence.

Police in Alexandria told FOX-5 they are looking into the possibility a house in Alexandria was broken into by the same couple earlier this month.

Police say the burglary suspects are likely keeping an eye on the comings and goings of the residents whose homes they targeted, arriving after everyone has left for school or work. The family whose home was robbed in Camp Springs, Md. spent the night in a hotel Monday night because they were afraid to stay in their own home.

Anyone with information should contact the Alexandria Police Department at (703) 746-4444.


RG February 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM
"spent the night in a hotel Monday night because they were afraid to stay in their own home" WTF, people scared of everything these days. If a rat farts in the house, people go run and hid. If a thieves breaks into your house when your there, shoot them dead on the spot.Simple. They wont break into anymore houses.
John Strother February 28, 2014 at 10:24 AM
RG, I can't blame the folks, I too would do that. The thieves could had forgotten something. Not everyone is into guns. Most couldn't hit the broad side of a barn standing next to it when they are full of being afraid. If you don't kill them, they can sue you for more than your worth. If it takes more than one shot, you could be charged with murder. I guess you never thought of that. Plus the discharging a weapon in side city lines, killing an unarmed person, plus the guilt of killing a person. No matter how you could justify it, the guilt will always be there. All that simple you used in your post exactly shows the state of your mind, A SIMPLE One. Grow up, mature and realize that being a teenager isn't where life is suppose to take you. You need to realize the world does not revolve around you or anyone else. We all have to respect each other and live. You get what you sow. These people were well to do, security cams, but where was the alarm? I am guessing that they will be up grading their alarm systems.
RG February 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM
@ John Strother Your "state of mind", shows you as a coward, who will let a common thief take you property and/or life and you just stand there and hope the thief doesn't cut his finger. I`m not a teenager and don't need to grow up. What you need to do is grow a full set of nuts and not let a thief make you their bitch. I will NOT feel any guilt for killing a thief while in "my house" trying to steal "my property". "We all have to respect each other and live" I will not respect a thief for invading my home. If they make the choice to risk their life to steal from me, then i choose to take their life in defending myself and my property. "If you don't kill them, they can sue you for more than your worth" That`s like saying a rapist can sue the victim, because they were blinded permanently by mace used by the victim to defend themselves.
pattihenson March 01, 2014 at 07:48 AM
The thieves got what they wanted, stole the car and left. They aren't usually dumb enough to come back! And you're afraid they are going to come back? I, personally, would hope that they DID forget something, and wait for them to get in the house, and shoot them. If they don't fall in the house, I'll drag them in! Oh yeah, I'd be sitting there waiting. That's my right...to protect myself in MY house that I OWN! Totally agree with you RG!!!
RG March 01, 2014 at 09:17 PM
@ Maureen Clyne When @ John Strother said "state of your mind, A SIMPLE One. Grow up, mature and realize that being a teenager " That statement gives me the right to defend myself and determine from his state of mind that he is a coward who would stand by scared and let a thief take what ever they want from him. "there have been cases where intruders have sued their victims for shooting them while robbing them" I will not spend a night hold up in some hotel room scared that a thief will come back to my home for the rest of my property that they couldn't carry away the first time. I repeat, If they make the choice to risk their life to steal from me, then I choose to take their life. I will defend myself and my home from any thief trying to steal from me. A dead thief cant sue anyone, if they can manage to survive 12 gauge shot gun blast of buckshot to the head, then they can sue all they want.
RG March 02, 2014 at 11:57 AM
@Maureen Clyne , I imagine it must be sad to live in a constant state of passiveness, and fear that somebody will sue if you stand up and say NO, I'm not going to let you make me your victim.Always ready to be submissive. Just waiting for somebody to invade your home so you can hold the door open for them as they carry your stuff out. You can go hide in a hotel along with @ John Strother . perhaps you both can split the bill. I will defend me and mines. Since you are so willing to be passive and submissive to a criminal, I suppose that if a thief decided to rape you after stealing your possessions, you would just lay there and take it. Because if you defended yourself with mace or shot them. They might sue. As for the other questions you asked about. Let a thief try to invade my home and they can do all that estimating during the time it takes for me to pull the trigger and the time it takes for the buckshot to remove their gray matter.
Mike Dray March 17, 2014 at 12:07 AM
@RG- You sound like a teenager that plays a lot of video games. You are such a tough guy I am sure you would just kill a burglar and everything would be great (sarcasm). Although I have numerous guns and training, I can say that many people don't and aren't capable of shooting someone in a high adrenaline situation. Even with my past experiences, I hope to never have to encounter someone breaking into my house (yes, fear) especially when my family is there or I am asleep. Regardless, to assume that people who have families are cowards because they have fear is ridiculous. Grow up sir, you are embarrassing yourself here. No one likes a keyboard tough guy.
RG March 17, 2014 at 02:08 PM
@Mike Dray ..lol.. your such a joke. Find some more of my post to comment on, because i put you on blast for posting your racist comments on another post... Bye troll.. hope you have a good day post hunting.

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