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Two Warrenton Women Charged in Connection with Series of Parcel Thefts in Ashburn Village Community | Crime

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Two Warrenton Women Charged in Connection with Series of Parcel Thefts in Ashburn Village Community
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From Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA:  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office charged two Warrenton, VA women in connection with a series of parcel thefts in the Ashburn area.   
  
Delia R. Rafe, 33, and Darlene L. Darden, 33, were both charged with Felony Grand Larceny in connection with the June 29, 2011 theft of a package that was delivered to a residence in the 20500 block of Broadnax Place.  The two remain suspects in several other reported thefts of packages that occurred during the month of June in the Ashburn Village Community.  Further charges are possible.   
  
The arrests stem from an investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit with the assistance of members of the community who provided information regarding suspicious persons in their neighborhood that ultimately led to the identity of the suspects.    
  
In light of these thefts the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit reminds residents to report suspicious persons or activity IMMEDIATELY and to take these steps to help deter mail/parcel theft:   
  
•Request specific drop off times.   
  
•Ask for the parcel to be placed on a back porch or beside the front porch. (Out of view from the road.)  
  
•Pick up the packages at a package store.   
  
•Let a trusted neighbor know you are expecting a deliver and have them keep an eye out and bring it in once delivered.   
  
•Know when you are expecting certain items in the mail. If they do not arrive, immediately call the sender and check the status of the item.   
  
•Postal Service mail is generally sorted and grouped facing the same way. If you retrieve your mail and it is unsorted, it may be an indication that someone went through your mailbox.    
  
Report suspicious persons or activity IMMEDIATELY by calling the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at  
703-777-1021.

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