Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – 1st District Patrol Investigations Unit are asking the public for help to identify three suspects who used credit cards that were stolen from a vehicle in the Derwood area.
On May 15 between approximately 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) broke into six vehicles and stole a 2004 Dodge Dakota in the area of Hiawatha Lane, Buena Vista Drive, and Crabbs Branch Way in Derwood. Detectives believe these incidents are related.
Later that day, credit cards stolen from one of the vehicles were used at a Target store located at the Mall at Prince Georges in Hyattsville. The suspects used the victim’s credit cards to purchase apparel, watches, and food totaling over $300.
Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs taken of the three suspects while they were at the Target store and are asking the public for assistance in identifying them.
Anyone who has information about these crimes or recognizes any of the suspects is asked to call the 1st District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6069.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.
The Montgomery County Police urges all drivers to remove all valuables from vehicles and lock all car doors to prevent theft and becoming a victim of this crime.