The suspects that Fairfax County police have dubbed the “rose ruse” burglars struck again, but this time in Georgia where they have been arrested, the police said.
“We expect to extradite them to Virginia to deal with their charges here,” said Deputy Chief Brooke Wright during a news conference.
Wright said Fairfax County detectives determined the four were in a specific vehicle headed to Georgia. They notified Cobb County, Georgia, authorities who took the suspects into custody right after a similar burglary occurred in an affluent neighborhood.
Here’s how the “rose ruse” works: A woman carries flowers to doors of the homes and knocks. When no one answers, she returns to a vehicle, and men who are in the vehicle then enter the home either through a back door or back window and steal jewelry, cash, and purses. In some cases, the burglars try to tamper with the surveillance cameras.
Fairfax County police plan to follow up with Cobb County authorities to see whether the suspects are responsible for more than one burglary as they investigate the seven burglaries they believe the crew is responsible for in McLean, Reston, Oakton, and Great Falls between December 28, 2023 and January 11, 2024.
“Our detectives have recovered a lot of evidence,” Wright said.
“We have absolutely every reason to believe that they probably did operate in other places in the country.”
The following “rose ruse” suspects will be extradited to Fairfax County to face these charges:
- Juan Pablo Montecinos Neira, 34, was charged with three counts of Burglary.
- Rey Jesus Arturo Morales Caruin, 27, was charged with three counts Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.
- Dylhan Jesus Esteban Osorio Jara, 23, was charged with three counts of Burglary.
- Karla Alejandra Vicencio Maysonet, 43 was charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and two counts of Burglary; Principals in the Second Degree or Accessory before the Fact.
Wright said homeowners need to be vigilant. If anyone has video from their surveillance systems or Ring cameras, police are interested in seeing it.
She said people should not disregard when they get alerts from their surveillance companies and should let neighbors know when they will be away.
“Look out for each other.”
Feature image courtesy Fairfax County Police Department
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