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Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Bethesda; Car Used to Smash Jewelry Store Window

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating a commercial burglary that occurred at The Jewelry Exchange in Bethesda early this morning.

The investigation by detectives revealed that on Tuesday, September 27 at approximately 2:25 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call for an alarm at The Jewelry Exchange located at 7747 Old Georgetown Road.  2nd District officers arrived at the business and observed a black Mercedes Benz E350 had been backed through the front glass window of the business and was now in the store.

The engine of the Mercedes was on, the transmission was in “Reverse”, and both of the vehicle's front doors were open.  Officers observed that the glass in two of the display cases in the business were broken out and that some of the displayed merchandise appeared to be missing.  Investigators determined that the Mercedes had been recently stolen from an address in Prince George's County.

Video from The Jewelry Exchange revealed two suspects inside the store after the vehicle was driven through the front glass.  Both suspects fled on foot after less than 30 seconds in the store.  Detectives believe there may have been a third suspect waiting in a car nearby at that time.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about this crime or possible suspects to please call the Montgomery County Police – 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspects.  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Release ID: 16-255
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: burglary