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Police Seek Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted for Theft

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 21, 2013

During the months of October and November 2013, multiple jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Montgomery County, have experienced a series of pickpocket thefts and thefts by distraction that have occurred at grocery stores. The suspect in these incidents was identified by Montgomery County Police 4th District detectives as Desha Wilkins, age 42, of 2500 Kirkland Avenue in District Heights, Maryland.  Detectives believe that Wilkins may be responsible for approximately 20 pickpocket and fraud incidents in the area.

On November 21, Montgomery County Police served a search warrant at Wilkins' residence in District Heights.  Wilkins was not at home when the search warrant was served, however evidence linking Wilkins to the crimes was recovered.

Detectives are now releasing a photo of Wilkins and are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.  She is described as a black female, 5'5" tall, and weighing approximately 160 pounds.  Detectives believe that she is still in the Washington, D.C. area.  Anyone with information regarding Wilkins whereabouts is asked to contact the 4th District Investigative Section at (240) 773-5475.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.


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Release ID: 13-375
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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