Fairfax County police are still looking for the vandals that damaged more than 30 vehicles in the Bailey’s Crossroads and Seven Corners areas of Falls Church in September.
Capt. Gun Lee, commander of the Mason District police station, said it’s just a matter of time before police make an arrest in the case. Police couldn’t reveal all of their investigative tactics in the case but Lee said officers have been proactive and increased patrols in the areas.
“We’re still investigating this case,” Lee said. “Hopefully we’ll get more information from the community.”
Police immediately were able to investigate and prove the vandalism spree wasn’t associated with the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church. With several vehicles damaged outside the mosque, Lee ruled the vandalism was not a hate crime against the mosque. Police believe the vandals started their spree in a seven-mile radius late Sept. 14 and into the wee hours of Sept. 15.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, D.C., is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the individuals involved in the spree.
Lee said anyone with information about the vandalism spree can call him directly at 703-256-8035 ext. 2248.