- ‘Optionally piloted’ Black Hawk helicopter clears tests; future missions to go ‘fully unmanned’
- Vice News reporter kidnapped in Ukraine is freed after being beaten, blindfolded
- FCC’s new ‘net neutrality’ proposal sparks outrage among consumer advocates
- Families of ferry’s lost confront South Korean officials
- 2-week truce for Sriracha hot sauce maker, California city
- NYC’s de Blasio seeks to ban wood-burning fireplaces
- Residents angry Obama mispronounced town’s name during mudslide visit
- Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
- Netanyahu’s driver accused of raping girls under age 12
- Putin calls Internet ‘CIA project’ that must be controlled
Thieves steal 400 koi fish from Herndon-area business park
Fairfax County police are investigating the theft of around 400 koi fish from a Herndon-area business park pond by two men posing as maintenance workers.
The thefts occurred on four occasions between June 8 and June 16. Employees became suspicious and called police Tuesday when they realized that the men had not been hired by the pond owners. The men, who were white and appeared to be in their 50s, said they were monitoring the health of the fish and removing unhealthy ones.
Fully grown imported koi fish can cost up to several thousand dollars.
Once police heard the report, they worked with the company to determine that the men were not maintenance workers hired to care for the pond, Fairfax police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said.
Ms. Caldwell said the report is the first that Fairfax police have received regarding the theft of koi fish, although other koi thefts in the county might have gone unreported.
Police are looking for the suspects. One suspect was overweight and about 5 feet 5 inches tall.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
TWT Video Picks
By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
- In its hunt for Senate, Republican candidates campaign against Harry Reid
- Obamacare class-action suit opens a new legal front
- 'Top Gun' for drones: Squadrons of carrier-based killers have Navy's approval
- List Hillary Clinton's successes? State Dept. spokeswoman flubs answer
- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy hailed as patriot, ripped as lawless deadbeat
- 'Conservatives' should feel exposed by Bundy's racist comments: Scarborough
- America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds
- Sold out: Ukraine's leadership swapped best military weapons for cash
- Texas is next! AG warns BLM wants 90,000 acres after Bundy ranch standoff
- Opposition rising to Colorado gun control laws
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Celebrity deaths in 2014