Detectives Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Credit Card Theft Suspect

Suspect who committed credit card fraud in March and April of 2018.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit and the 6th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating three cases of credit card theft that occurred over a 13-month time period and that are believed to have been committed by the same suspect.   Investigators believe that the credit cards may have been stolen from the victims’ lockers while they were exercising in area gyms.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

The following thefts are believed to have been committed by the same suspect:

  • March 8, 2017, at the Gold’s Gym located at 18810 Woodfield Road in Gaithersburg.

 

  • March 29, 2018. Investigators believe that this theft may have occurred at the Gold’s Gym located at 18330 Village Center Drive in Olney.

 

  • April 18, 2018. Investigators believe that this theft may have occurred at the Gold’s Gym located at 18330 Village Center Drive in Olney.

The victims’ credit cards were fraudulently used in various stores to include the Home Depot and a CVS pharmacy in Gaithersburg.  The same suspect was caught on video surveillance in all three cases.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5476 or call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect who committed credit card fraud in March of 2017.

Detectives Investigate Residential Burglary in Woodside Area of Silver Spring; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect who used a credit card that was stolen during a residential burglary on East West Highway.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate a May 12 residential burglary in the Woodside area of Silver Spring.  A suspect fraudulently used credit cards stolen during the burglary at stores in Wheaton and Silver Spring.  Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Saturday, May 12 at approximately 9:44 a.m., 2nd District officers responded to a home in the 1700 block of East West Highway for the report of a residential burglary.  The investigation by detectives revealed that sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., the suspect(s) entered the occupied residence through a rear door. The suspect(s) stole property, to include credit cards.

A suspect used a stolen credit card at the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8455 Colesville Road in Silver Spring and at the H&M store located at 8518 Fenton Street in Silver Spring.  This same suspect attempted to use a stolen credit card at the Champs Sports store located inside the Westfield Wheaton mall located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton but that transaction was declined.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information about this burglary is asked to contact the 2nd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6710.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. 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 of the suspects.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect who used a credit card that was stolen during a residential burglary on East West Highway.

Suspect who used a credit card that was stolen during a residential burglary on East West Highway.

Detectives Investigate Series of Residential Burglaries in Germantown; Surveillance Photographs Released

Suspect who fraudulently used stolen credit cards after a series of residential burglaries in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Investigative Section continue to investigate five residential burglaries that occurred between April 16 and April 23 in the Waring Station area of Germantown.  The burglaries are believed to have been committed by the same two suspects.   After the burglaries, the suspects then fraudulently used credit cards stolen during these burglaries at stores in Prince George’s County and in Washington, D.C. Today, detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

The investigation by detectives determined that between April 16 and April 23, the suspects forced entry into five homes and stole property, to include credit cards.  The following burglaries were reported to police:

April 16 – in the 12000 block of Stoney Bottom Road.

April 18 – in the 19000 block of Ridgecrest Drive.

April 18 – in the 12000 block of Stoney Bottom Road.

April 23 – in the 19000 block of Ridgecrest Drive.

April 23 – in the 19000 block of Gunnerfield Lane.

The suspects later used the stolen credit cards at the Nike Factory Store in Oxon Hill, the DTLR store in Oxon Hill, a Walmart store in Washington, D.C., and at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Martin Luthor King Junior Avenue in Southeast, Washington, D.C.  Investigators believe that the suspects may be operating a dark colored 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about these crimes is asked to contact the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6237.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or enter a tip online. 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 of the suspects.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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** Note: The photograph of an additional suspect has been removed after detectives identified, interviewed, and determined that he/she was not involved in these burglaries.**

Dark colored 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis that suspects may be operating.

Detectives Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Credit Card Theft Suspects

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 6th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating seven cases of credit card thefts that are believed to have been committed by the same two suspects.   The thefts began on January 4 with the latest theft occurring on March 3.  The credit cards were stolen from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms, the LA Fitness located at 314 Copley Place and the Life Time Athletic located at 10121 Washingtonian Boulevard.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.

The following thefts of credit cards from vehicles were reported to the police:

  • January 4 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of the LA Fitness.
  • January 19 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of LA Fitness. The suspects attempted to fraudulently use the victim’s stolen credit cards at the Target store located at 25 Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg.
  • January 29 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of Life Time Athletic. The victim’s stolen cards were fraudulently used at various stores in the Gaithersburg area.
  • February 5 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of LA Fitness.
  • February 6 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of Life Time Athletic. The victim’s stolen cards were fraudulently used at the Best Buy store located at 10901 Georgia Avenue in Wheaton.
  • February 13 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of LA Fitness. The victim’s stolen cards were fraudulently used at the Shell gas station located at 10003 Fields Road in Gaithersburg and at the Nordstrom Rack store located at 15760 Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg.
  • March 3 – From a vehicle in the parking lot of the LA Fitness. The victim’s stolen cards were fraudulently used at the Macy’s store located at 8000 Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify the male suspects who were captured on store surveillance using the victims’ stolen credit cards to purchase items.

Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to call the 6th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5700 or call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspects who stole credit cards from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms

Suspect who stole credit cards from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms

Suspect who stole credit cards from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms

Suspect who stole credit cards from vehicles which were parked in the parking lots of two Gaithersburg gyms

MCP Seeks To Identify Fraud Suspect Who Identified Himself As Police Officer

Officers from the 2nd District are attempting to identify a suspect who attempted to pass a counterfeit (fake) $100 United States bill at a North Bethesda business and identified himself as a police officer when a store employee questioned the suspect about the bill.

On February 11 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the unknown suspect attempted to pay for frozen yogurt at the Sweet Frog located at 11520 Rockville Pike with a $100 bill.  The store employee attempted to determine the authenticity of the bill using a counterfeit detector pen.  The pen indicated that the bill was fake and upon further inspection, the employee noted some irregularities on the currency.  The clerk told the suspect that the money was fake and that he was calling the police.  The suspect then produced what appeared to be a police badge and stated that he was a police officer and would take the bill back.  The employee kept the bill and the suspect ran from the store.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to the call the Montgomery County Police Department at  240-773-6710.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). 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.

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