Koi Fish Heist

Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
News Release:/2013/1750046/LHC/(8)
June 27, 2013

Koi Fish Heist

          Fair Oaks Police District - Detectives are investigating larcenies involving approximately 400 Koi fish from a Herndon-area business park pond.

         Police were alerted that the fish were stolen from the pond near 2411 Dulles Corner Park on at least four occasions in June.  Employees reportedly encountered two men, claiming to be pond maintenance workers, who claimed to be checking on the health of the fish. They were reportedly removing unhealthy fish and leaving the healthy ones behind. The men were seen scooping the fish with large nets and placing them into large coolers between 1 and 4 p.m. on June 8, 9, 15 and 16. 

          After further investigation, employees realized that the men were not who they claimed to be and contacted police.

            Suspects were described as white and wore sunglasses. One was overweight and around 5 feet 5 inches tall. The men appeared to be in their 50’s.

            Anyone who may have seen anyone fitting this description, on these dates, in the area is asked to contact Detective S.D. Gaydos at the Fair Oaks Police District, 703-591-0966 ext. 5004 or call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


                                                                                                                                                            Fish like these were reportedly stolen (photograph is not actual one of stolen fish)



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