Police Charge Pair in McLean Burglary

With the assistance from a citizen’s tip and resources from the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force, detectives of the Fairfax County Robbery Squad made two arrests in connection with the burglary incident in McLean yesterday.

091511vanderplas091511kangPolice identified the suspects and located them in an apartment in the 7400 block of Lee Highway around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. Jasmine Nadine Vanderplas a.k.a. “Thundershield,” 30, and Tae Won Kang, 29, of no fixed addresses, were both charged with robbery and abduction. They were transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

The incident occured around 7:50 a.m. in the 1500 block of Pathfinder Lane when a McLean couple in their 70s encountered a pair of burglars that had apparently broken into their home.

One of the residents had risen from her bed after hearing noises. She went downstairs where she met the intruders. They demanded money and struck her. The burglars also roused the second victim who was still in bed. They stole a purse and fled when one of the victims screamed.