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Ballston Area Package Thief Suspect Arrested

The Arlington County Police Department reported that it has charged a suspect with multiple theft offenses, following his arrest in the Ballston area. The suspect is responsible for the theft of numerous delivered packages stolen from the front doorsteps of residences.

On Monday, Dec. 22, at approximately 2:45 p.m., undercover, plain-clothes officers assigned to the Arlington County Police Department’s Tactical Unit were conducting directed-patrols, in response to multiple package thefts in the 1100-block of N. Vermont Street, when they observed a suspect acting suspiciously. The Tactical Unit then observed the suspect opening packages he took from doorsteps and removing the contents. Arrested was Keith Moore, 22, of District Heights, Md. and Washington, D.C. The investigation by the Burglary/Larceny Unit is ongoing; however it is believed that the suspect is responsible for at least 40 thefts of packages over the last several months.

The suspect was charged with two counts of grand larceny, four counts of petit larceny, credit card theft, credit card fraud, and identity theft. Additional charges are pending. Moore was denied bond and is currently being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility.