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Two Brothers Charged with Two Burglaries in Montgomery County

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police - 4th District Investigative Section have arrested 23-year-old Alex Dumitru and 18-year-old Natalian Dumitru for burglarizing two properties in Montgomery County.


Between March and April 2024, unknown individuals allegedly forced entry into the following places, damaged and stole property and left the scene:


  1. A residence attached to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the 15000 block of Good Hope Road
  2.  A residence located in the 2300 block of Spencerville Road
  3. The Noor Center in the 20500 block of Boland Farm Road 
  4. US Zen Institute in the 19200 block of Liberty Mill Road
  5. A residence attached to the Wat Thai Washington, D.C. in the 13400 block of Layhill Road

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified A. Dumitru and N. Dumitru as suspects in two of the burglaries.


Baltimore County Police assisted Montgomery County Police detectives with serving a search & seizure warrant at Dumitru’s residence in Catonsville, MD, where A. Dumitru and N. Dumitru were arrested inside the residence and items of evidentiary value, connecting them to the US Zen Institute and Ahmadiyya Muslim Community burglaries, were located.


Detectives are still investigating the burglaries that occurred at the other three locations.


A. Dumitru and N. Dumitru were transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where they have been charged with first-degree burglary related charges. They were released on a $10,000 unsecured personal bond.

Natalian Dumitru Natalian Dumitru (Original Image)
Alex DumitruAlex Dumitru (Original Image)

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Release ID: 24-208
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: arrest , burglary