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Detectives Investigate a Series of Burglaries and Thefts from Coin Machines in Germantown and Gaithersburg: Surveillance Video Released

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 6, 2018

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department's 5th and 6th District  Investigative Sections, and Detectives from the Gaithersburg City Police Department are investigating a series of burglaries and thefts from coin machines located in apartment complexes in Gaithersburg and Germantown.

The incidents occurred between May 28 and July 13, 2018, with five of the incidents taking place in Gaithersburg and two in Germantown.

Investigators believe that these thefts and burglaries may have been committed by the same suspect(s).  In all of the incidents the suspect(s) used an unknown tool to force entry into the coin machines and steal cash.

Below is a summary of the six burglaries and thefts:

May 28 – Burglary (forced entry into laundry room) 19723 Crystal Rock Drive, occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m.

June 10 - Burglary (forced entry into laundry room) 18215 Lost Knife Circle, Montgomery Village, occurred between the hours of 8 to 4 p.m.

June 19 or 20 - Burglary (forced entry into laundry room) 19723 Crystal Rock Drive, occurred at an unknown time

June 21 or 22 - Theft (from laundry room) 374 N Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, occurred at an unknown time

June 22 - Burglary (forced entry into the community center) 18700 Walkers Choice Road, Montgomery Village, occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. (Surveillance video obtained from this burglary)

June 21 or 22 - Theft (from laundry room) 116 Duval Lane, Gaithersburg, -Gaithersburg City Police Department, occurred at an unknown time

July 13 - July 13- Attempted Burglary (from laundry coin machine located outside of the building), 25 School Drive, Gaithersburg, -Gaithersburg City Police Department, approximately 4:21 a.m.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding these crimes to contact 5th District detectives at 240-773-6237 or the 6th District detectives at 240-773-5770.  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 an arrest of the unknown suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


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Release ID: 18-322
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: burglary, theft