Detectives Investigate Attempted Burglary and Attempted Theft in Olney Believed to be Committed by Same Suspect

Suspect in attempted residential burglary in Olney and attempted theft from vehicle in Olney

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Investigative Section are investigating the August 12 attempted theft from a vehicle that occurred in Olney and the August 13 attempted residential burglary that both occurred in Olney and are believed to have been committed by the same suspect.

Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The following is a summary of the two crimes:

August 12 – at approximately 4:28 a.m., home video surveillance showed the suspect entering the victim’s unlocked vehicle in the 18500 block of Shady View Lane.  The victim reported that nothing was stolen.

August 13 – at approximately 6:13 a.m., home video surveillance captured the suspect attempting to open the front door to the residence in the 18600 block of Tanterra Way.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or these crimes is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530. 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

Six Suspects Commit Distraction Theft at Verizon Store; Steal Approximately $24,000 Worth of Cellular Phones

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 6th District Investigative Section are investigating a distraction theft committed by six female suspects at a Verizon store in Gaithersburg.  While five of the suspects worked to divert the attention of the store employees, the sixth suspect, in about a minute, stole 29 cellular phones worth approximately $24,000.

On July 18 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the group of suspects entered the Verizon store located at 299 Copley Place in Gaithersburg.  Two of the females entered the store holding a small child.  The women began to move around the store and distracted the employees’ attention by asking for assistance.  One of the suspects, appearing to be pregnant, then entered an open storeroom and stole cellular phones.  As she exited that area, an employee confronted her about what she was doing in the room.  The other female suspects then overwhelmed the employee and the group left the store.  The suspects were last seen fleeing from the area in a dark-colored minivan.

Detectives believe that the women, all wearing long skirts, may have modified their clothing to conceal stolen items.  Investigators also believe that the suspect who stole the phones may have pretended to be pregnant in order to use that area of her clothing to hide the cellular phones.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or this theft is asked to call the 6th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5770.  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.

 

Suspect Charged During Theft Scheme After Stealing over $6,300 from Home Improvement Store

Jaime R. Teledo

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit have charged Jaime R. Teledo, age 51, of the 12200 block of Dalewood Drive in Silver Spring, with multiple counts of theft after he stole merchandise from a home improvement store during a theft scheme that began in February of this year.

In June of 2019, detectives were notified by loss prevention personnel from the Home Depot store located on Broadbirch Drive in the Fairland area, that a suspect was making numerous suspicious refunds after almost every purchase.   Loss prevention personnel stated to detectives that the suspicious activity began in February of 2019 and had continued through May.

MCP detectives, working in coordination with the store’s loss prevention personnel, identified the suspect as Teledo.   Investigators conducted an audit of Teledo’s purchase history at the store and then reviewed store surveillance video during the dates of Teledo’s purchases.  The investigation revealed that between February 15, 2019, and May 4, 2019, Teledo stole approximately $6,300 worth of merchandise from the Home Depot store and then returned the stolen merchandise for a full cash refund.

On July 31, 2019, MCP detectives arrested Teledo as he attempted to commit an additional theft at that Home Depot store.   Later that day, MCP investigators obtained a Montgomery County search and seizure warrant for Teledo’s residence.  During the search of Teledo’s home, detectives recovered property (valued at approximately $20,000) that indicated Toledo may have been involved with additional thefts in the area.  The investigation into these additional thefts is ongoing.

Teledo was transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with multiple counts of theft and theft scheme: $1,500 to under $25,000.  Toledo was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

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Detectives Investigate Stolen Vehicle and Thefts from Autos in Fairland Area; Surveillance Photograph of Suspect Released

Suspect in theft from vehicles and stolen auto in the Fairland area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating two thefts from vehicles and a stolen auto from the same Fairland neighborhood.

Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of a male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

The investigation by detectives determined that on Saturday, June 13th between midnight and 6:00 a.m., a Nissan Maxima was stolen from the driveway of a residence in the 2300 block of Falling Creek Road.  The investigation further established that early that same morning, two vehicles belonging to a resident on Blue Valley Drive, which is near Falling Creek Road, had been broken into and had property stolen from inside both vehicles.   On June 23rd, the stolen Maxima was located abandoned in the parking lot of the White Oak Shopping Center in White Oak.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to call the 3rd District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6830. 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Detectives Investigate Series of Thefts from Eyeglass store in Cloverly; Surveillance Video of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating three separate incidents of thefts of eyeglasses from the I Care Doctor store located at 15426 New Hampshire Avenue in Cloverly.  Investigators believe that all these thefts were committed by the same suspects.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the three suspects and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.

The following thefts from the I Care Doctor store in Cloverly were reported to police:

  • On May 22 at approximately 1:40 p.m., a male and a female suspect entered the I Care Doctor store and stole approximately $4,300 worth of eyeglasses and sunglasses.
  • On May 31 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a male and a female suspect entered the I Care Doctor store and stole approximately $1,400 worth of eyeglasses and sunglasses.
  • On June 25 at approximately 4:00 p.m., two male suspects entered the I Care Doctor store and stole approximately $1,100 worth of eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about these suspects or these thefts is asked to call the 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5522.  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 and/or an indictment for this crime.

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Suspect #1 in series of thefts at eyeglass store in Cloverly.

Suspect #2 in series of thefts at eyeglass store in Cloverly.

Suspect #3 in series of thefts at eyeglass store in Cloverly.