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Detectives Investigate Three Thefts from Cellular Phone Stores

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 22, 2019

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police-Fourth 4th District Patrol Investigation Unit and the Gaithersburg Police Department are investigating three thefts from cellular phone stores that they believe were committed by the same group of suspects. During these thefts, the suspects have stolen cellular phones worth a total of approximately $9,300.

Investigators are releasing video surveillance and photographs of the three suspects and are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspects.

In each of these thefts, the suspects entered a wireless communications store during normal business hours. The suspects, posed as customers,  looked at the merchandise while turning their backs to store employees to conceal their actions. The suspects pulled the cellular phones from the security cords that hold the items to the display counters and cut them with wire cutters. The suspects then fled with the phones.

Summary of Thefts:

  • October 9, 2019, T-Mobile, 15428 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, 2:00 p.m.
(video below)

  • November 12, 2019, Verizon, 3229 Spartan Road Olney, 1:45 p.m.
(video below)

  • November 8, 2019, T-Mobile, 524 N Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, 11:18 a.m ---Gaithersburg Police Investigation
Anyone with information regarding these thefts or the suspects involved is asked to call the 4th District Patrol Investigation Unit at 240-773-5476.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters must call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Solvers may remain anonymous.


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Release ID: 19-463
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: theft, uncategorized