Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hey, Was That You? Theft Caught on Tape...

Montgomery County police are investigating a series of thefts from cars in Silver Spring...a break could come if someone can identify a suspect from a homeowner's videotape of the incident. Check the police release...

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 4th District are investigating a series of thefts from vehicles that occurred earlier this month and during which one suspect was captured in the act on a home video.

On July 7, 4th District officers responded to the Stonegate community in Silver Spring for the report of a series of eight thefts from vehicles that had occurred over the previous night. The thefts occurred on Silverstone Court, Silverstone Drive, Carona Drive, Watergate Road, and Amberleigh Drive. The suspect(s) entered three unlocked vehicles and four vehicles by breaking a window. In an eighth incident, an attempt was made to break a window but was unsuccessful. In that incident and in two others, nothing was taken. The items that were taken from vehicles included: GPS units, a gym bag, an iPod, a knife and a flashlight.

One of the residences happened to have a functioning outdoor video camera which taped one male suspect entering the vehicle parked in the residential driveway. Two additional males are seen at a distance walking in the street.

Detectives are hoping that someone will recognize the suspect in the vehicle. He appears to be a white male between the ages of 16 and 21, with black hair, and a medium build. He has a red tattoo on his upper right arm. He was wearing tan shorts and a light gray tee shirt at the time of these thefts. The other two males also appear to be between 16 and 21 years of age. One is wearing dark long pants and a light-colored tee shirt. The other is wearing light-colored slacks and a dark-colored tee shirt

Anyone with information about these suspects and/or thefts is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.

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