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Multiple Thefts from Vehicles in Damascus

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Officers are currently investigating multiple thefts from vehicles in the area of Valley Park Drive and Brigadier Place in Damascus.  The investigation up to this time has revealed the following:

  • The thefts from vehicles occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 26, during the approximate hours of midnight and 3:00 a.m.
  • Vehicles were rifled through and/or had items stolen from them.
  • Multiple victims have reported items stolen from their vehicles. Many more residents’ vehicles were rifled through but it appears no items were taken. The Police Department continues to receive reports so the number of victims is likely to increase.
  • Officers were first alerted to these thefts at approximately 2:42 a.m. on August 26. At that time, officers responded to the 2600 block of Brigadier Place for the report of three black males and one white male checking vehicle doors to see if they were unlocked. 5th District officers and a K9 responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Officers confirmed that vehicles had been entered and/or items had been stolen from the vehicles by the suspects.
  • There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicles and it appears that the suspects targeted unlocked vehicles. In video surveillance obtained from a resident in the area, one of the suspects can be seen approaching a vehicle and after trying the vehicle door and realizing it is locked, walks away (at the 46 second mark of the video).
  • In speaking with complainants, officers have received various descriptions of possible suspects. All accounts describe the suspects as a group of 3 to 4 males.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6247. Victims who have not reported a theft from vehicle are asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

Residents are again reminded to lock vehicle doors and remove valuable items from their vehicle. Unlocked vehicles, as in this case, become easy targets.

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Release ID: 15-267
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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