Keep Your Tools


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 04/09/12
Contact: Brooke Wright / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Tool Larcenies


Keep Your Tools

 Photo of PFC Eric Nelson and area businessman

            Thieves are looking for tools.  Power, plumbing, drywall, any tool will do.  Make sure they are not taking yours!  Franconia officers were visiting service companies in the area and explaining how to keep their tools from being stolen.  Please follow the tips below:

  • Lock your vehicles.  Not only should they be secured, but do not leave tools and other valuables in view. 
  • Bring expensive items into the house or business overnight.
  • Write down the serial numbers for all of your tools, and keep the list someplace safe.  Remember, companies can make thousands of the same item, so if we stop someone with your drill, we need a way to know it belongs to you! 
  • Add your own personal markings on your tools.

            Call in suspicious activity!  Do not hesitate to let us know if you think someone may be casing a work vehicle or shed in your area.  We want to hear from you!  Remember when you call the non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, that you are not required to give your name or speak to an officer in person.  If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email our Crime Prevention Officer at   

 Photo of PFC Nelson and area businesswoman                       Photo of PFC Eric Nelson and businesswoman



To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 711






Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Technical Questions: Web Administrator

ADA Accessibility | Website Accessibility
Awards | FOIA | Mobile | Using this Site | Web Disclaimer & Privacy Policy | Get Adobe Reader
Official site of the County of Fairfax, Virginia, © Copyright 2015

Website Feedback Website Feedback    Globe with various flags representing Web site language translations   Language Translations

Return to Graphic Version