No one has been arrested for breaking out the windows of about 30 vehicles in September between the Bailey’s Crossroads and Seven Corners communities in Falls Church.
Capt. Gun Lee, commander for the Fairfax County Mason District Police Station, said patrols have been added to those areas to prevent another instance like the one in mid-September. Police quickly dispelled any rumors that the alleged suspects were targeting the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque. Several vehicles just outside the mosque’s gates were damaged including the car of Imam Johari Abdul-Malik.
“We’re still investigating this,” Lee said Friday morning. “We’re confident we will close this case.”
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.