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Posted on: July 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Two Suspects Charged with a Series of Business Burglaries in Western Loudoun

PURCELLVILLE, Va. July 31, 2017 - Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with the Purcellville Police Department, are investigating the involvement of two Loudoun County residents in connection with a series of burglaries that spanned over the past two months.

Richard A. Hughes, 35, and Jacquelyn Hueg, 27, both of Purcellville, VA, were connected to six burglaries in the Purcellville area of Loudoun County. Hughes is charged currently in Loudoun County with two counts of burglary and one count of grand larceny, attempted burglary, possession of burglarious tools, conspiracy to commit a burglary and narcotic possession. Hueg is charged with grand larceny. Additional charges are also pending from the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office (West Virginia).

Through the course of the investigation, Loudoun Sheriff’s Detectives have been working with officers from the Purcellville Police Department to investigate the involvement of Hughes and Hueg in the June 28th and July 7th burglaries of a business located in the 18000 Block of Lincoln Road; to the June 28th, July 5th and July 25th burglaries of a business in the 100 Block of E. Main Street; the July 6th grand larceny of a business in the 200 Block of North 21st Street; and the July 13th burglary of a business located in the 100 Block of W. Main Street. The suspects were at one time previous employees of the businesses they are alleged to have targeted.

Hughes and Hueg were apprehended on July 24th in the Town of Purcellville after Purcellville Police officers observed the two, acting in concert, attempting to gain entry into a business in the 100 Block of E. Main Street. Hughes currently remains held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center with no bond.

“I am extremely proud of the proactive police work achieved by our dedicated officers in apprehending these suspects,” Chief Cynthia McAlister said. “Regular patrol activities and attentiveness played a critical role in solving these local burglaries and larcenies.”

A majority of the stolen items were recovered after search warrants were executed at the homes of the suspects in Loudoun County, the Town of Purcellville, and in Hardy County, WV. Additional charges are pending.

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