Police Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Theft from Auto Suspect – Remind Residents to Lock Vehicle Doors

Suspect who stole property from unlocked vehicles in the Colesville area.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating two thefts from vehicles that were in close proximity to each other and that are believed to have been committed by the same suspect.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

The following thefts from vehicles were reported to police and are believed to have been committed by the same suspect:

  • During the overnight hours on May 27 in the 300 block of Scott Drive in the Colesville area. Property was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

 

  • May 28, at approximately 3:12 a.m., in the 13700 block of Stoner Drive in the Colesville area. Home surveillance video captured the suspect entering an unlocked vehicle.  No property was taken.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to call the 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5500. 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.

Thefts from unlocked vehicles continue to be a high-volume crime in Montgomery County. The Police Department urges all residents to take a role in preventing this type of crime by removing valuables from vehicles and locking all doors.

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Detectives Seek Assistance in Identifying Suspect Who Defrauded Bank of $36,000; Surveillance Photographs Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Financial Crimes Section continue to investigate a bank fraud incident that occurred in February of 2018.  Today, detectives are releasing photographs of the female suspect and asking for the public’s assistance in identifying her.

The investigation by detectives determined that on February 2, 2018, the suspect, who identified herself as “Ashley Jones”, obtained a Domestic LLC license from the State of Maryland in the name of Southern Botanical LLC.    That same day, the suspect used a fraudulent Pennsylvania driver’s license to open a business account in the name of Southern Botanical LLC at the Bank of America located at 15215 Shady Grove Road in Rockville.   The suspect deposited two fraudulent checks totaling over $36,000 into that account and withdrew the money prior to the checks being returned as fraudulent.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Financial Crimes Section at 240-773-6330.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of these suspects.  Call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Suspect who defrauded bank of $36,000

Suspect who defrauded bank of $36,000

Suspect who defrauded bank of $36,000

Suspect who defrauded bank of $36,000

Suspect who defrauded bank of $36,000

Police Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Theft from Auto Suspects – Remind Residents to Lock Vehicle Doors

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating a series of thefts from vehicles that are believed to have been committed by the same suspects.  Credit cards that were stolen from the vehicles were later fraudulently used by suspects.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.

The following thefts from vehicles were reported to police and are believed to have been committed by the same suspects:

  • During the overnight hours of March 31 into April 1 in the 300 block of Soapstone Lane in the Colesville area. Property was stolen.

 

  • On April 3 at approximately 2:49 a.m. on Brick Manor Circle in the Norbeck area. Three suspects were seen on surveillance video attempting to break into vehicles.  No property was stolen.

 

  • On April 3 at approximately 4:00 a.m. in the 3200 block of Sandburg Terrace in the Olney area. Credit cards were stolen from a vehicle.  A suspect used one of the stolen credit cards at the 7-Eleven located at 711 Baltimore Road in Rockville. A suspect also used a stolen credit card in the Lakeforest Mall located at 701 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg.

Suspect who used stolen credit card at a Rockville 7-Eleven

  • On April 3 at approximately 4:02 a.m. in the 16000 block of Fox Valley Terrace in the Derwood area. The suspects were seen on surveillance video attempting to break into vehicles.  No property was stolen.

 

  • During the overnight hours of April 9 in the 1400 block of Myer Terrace in a neighborhood surrounding the Norbeck Road and Baur Drive area. A credit card was stolen from the victim’s vehicle and was used by one of the suspects at an Exxon gas station located at 5500 Norbeck Road.

Suspect who used stolen credit card at a Norbeck Road Exxon gas station

Anyone with information regarding these suspects is asked to call the 4th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-5500. 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

Thefts from unlocked vehicles continue to be a high-volume crime in Montgomery County. The Police Department urges all residents to take a role in preventing this type of crime by removing valuables from vehicles and locking all doors.

Suspect in series of thefts from vehicles

Suspect in series of thefts from vehicles

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Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Commercial Robbery Suspects; Surveillance Photographs Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the April 5 robbery of the designer sunglass and eyeglass store ILORI in Friendship Heights.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

On Thursday, April 5 at approximately 1:03 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the ILORI store located at 5530 Western Avenue for the report of the robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation by detectives revealed that the suspects entered the ILORI store and tried on several pairs of glasses while browsing through the displays.  An employee became suspicious of the suspects’ activities and began to record them on his cell phone.  One suspect observed the employee filming and threatened to assault him.  The suspects stole numerous pairs of eyeglasses having a total value of $7,000 from a display case and fled from the store.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about this robbery is asked to call the Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section at 240-773-5100.  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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First suspect in April 5 robbery that occurred at ILORI

Second suspect in April 5 robbery that occurred at ILORI

Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Rockville Attempted Theft Suspect; Surveillance Photograph Released

Suspect who attempted to steal a purse from a victim in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 1st District Investigative Section continue to investigate a January 30 attempted purse snatching that occurred in Rockville.  Today, investigators are releasing a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

On January 30 at approximately 11:15 a.m., 1st District officers responded for the report of the attempted purse snatching that occurred near the intersection of Twinbrook Parkway and Alderbrook Court.  The adult female victim stated that she was sitting at the bus stop holding her purse when she noticed the suspect, who was riding a bicycle, approaching her.   As the suspect rode his bike past the victim, he grabbed the victim’s purse strap and attempted to steal the purse.  The victim maintained a hold on her purse as the suspect pushed her to the ground.  The suspect then rode away on his bike without the purse and was last seen toward Veirs Mill Road.   The victim suffered minor injuries when she was pushed to the ground and refused medical treatment.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084. 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

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