Detectives Charge Flower Delivery Man with Burglary; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

Anthony Reeves

Anthony Reeves

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section have charged Anthony Dwight Reeves, age 48, of the 500 block of Odendhal Avenue in Gaithersburg, with burglary, theft, and credit card offenses after he entered a home while making a flower delivery and stole a credit card and other property from the residence.  Detectives believe Reeves may be responsible for committing additional burglaries throughout Montgomery County at homes where he delivered flowers.

On March 27, 2nd District officers responded to a residence in the 3300 block of University Boulevard West in Kensington for the report of a burglary.  The investigation revealed that on March 26 at approximately 1:25 p.m., Reeves delivered flowers to the home and entered the house when he did not receive an answer at the door.  Once inside the home, Reeves stole a credit card along with other property belonging to the homeowner.  Reeves left the residence and went to the Macy’s store in the Westfield Wheaton Mall in Wheaton and the Lord and Taylor store in Lake Forest Mall in Gaithersburg where he used the victim’s credit card to purchase apparel and other items totaling over $1,000.

Detectives spoke with the flower delivery company and identified Reeves as the delivery person to the victim’s home.  Detectives observed Reeves on surveillance video from a camera near the victim’s home and store cameras where the victim’s credit card was used.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Reeves charging him with first-degree burglary, theft less than $1,000, and multiple credit card offenses.

On May 23, Reeves was arrested on the strength of the arrest warrant at an address on Talbot Avenue in Silver Spring.  That same day, detectives executed a search warrant at Reeves’ Odendhal Avenue residence and recovered property believed to be stolen from additional residential burglaries.

Reeves was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

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