2 arrested in Leesburg right after stealing from household enhancement shops, fleeing law enforcement in stolen U-Haul

Two suspects had been arrested in Leesburg right after allegedly thieving from at minimum two house advancement stores and striving to flee law enforcement in a stolen automobile. 

Police say Brendan Brown, 35, and Jenna Wilber, 22, have been charged with a number of counts soon after they allegedly robbed a Tractor Offer keep and a Lowes Residence Improvement, then attempted to evade law enforcement in a U-Haul. 

Leesburg officers had been identified as to the Tractor Provide shop on Edwards Ferry Road close to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29 for a report of a robbery. Witnesses say the suspects fled the shop in a U-Haul van with Arizona license plates. Officers began to canvass area retail centers and discovered the car or truck in the Lowes parking whole lot. 

Two topics, later on recognized as Brown and Wilber, bought into the van and fled the Lowes parking large amount at a superior fee of pace. Wilber refused to halt for police and in the end crashed the van in a grassy place close to the intersection of the Leesburg bypass and Fort Evans Highway NE. 

Each Brown and Wilber hopped out of the van and fled the motor vehicle on foot. Police caught them close by and placed them below arrest. 

Law enforcement found suspected methamphetamine, suspected buprenorphine and drug paraphernalia on Wilber and added drug paraphernalia was located in the van. 

Pursuing an investigation, officers found out that Brown and Wilber had also shoplifted from the Leesburg Lowes in advance of they fled from police. 

Furthermore, the van experienced been described stolen out of Maryland, and Brown and Wilber were being identified to have recently been associated in a number of other theft incidents in other Virginia and West Virginia Jurisdictions.

Brown has been charged with two counts of shoplifting, a person rely of eluding, and one particular depend of possession of a stolen automobile. 

Wilber has been charged with two counts of shoplifting, a person count of reckless driving, 1 rely of eluding, a person rely of possession of a stolen car or truck, a person depend of possession of agenda II managed risky compound, and a person depend of possession of schedule III managed dangerous substance.

“I would like to commend the diligent endeavours of our officers on this investigation. I would also like to thank our retail associates for their ongoing cooperation in the prosecution of shoplifters,” Leesburg Law enforcement Main Thea Pirnat stated. “These are not victimless crimes, and as evidenced this 7 days, are not harmless incidents.”

Brown and Wilber are equally remaining held at the Loudoun County Grownup Detention Centre with no bond.