Detectives Investigate Residential Burglary in White Oak Area; Surveillance Photos of Suspects Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section continue to investigate an August 16 residential burglary that occurred in the 11500 block of Lockwood Drive in the White Oak area.  The two male suspects later used a credit card that they stole from the home to purchase merchandise at a nearby gas station. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

At approximately 4:43 a.m. on August 16, home surveillance video captured the suspects entering the occupied residence through a sliding glass door. The suspects stole property, which included clothing and a credit card belonging to the victim, and fled.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., the same suspects who were seen on the victim’s home surveillance video were seen on store surveillance video using the victim’s stolen credit card to purchase merchandise at a gas station located in the 11500 block of Lockwood Drive.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary or the suspects is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  Callers may remain anonymous. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).   Tips may also be submitted online here:

Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Residential burglary and credit card fraud suspect

Residential burglary and credit card fraud suspect

Suspect Burglarizes Occupied White Oak Apartment; Arrested By Officer Who Locates Him at Bus Stop

Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District have arrested and charged Angel Garcia, age 33, of an unconfirmed address, with fourth-degree burglary.  At the time of his arrest, Garcia was also served with two warrants for his arrest – one warrant from Montgomery County and one warrant from Prince George’s County.

On August 30, at approximately 8:42 p.m., officers responded to a ground-floor apartment located in the 1500 block of Heather Hollow Circle in White Oak for the report of a burglary in progress.

When officers arrived at the apartment, the suspect had fled.  The officers spoke with the resident, who stated that as she was cooking dinner in the kitchen, the suspect entered the apartment through the balcony sliding door (which was open) and sat down in the apartment.  The victim, frightened, left her apartment via the front door.

The victim was able to provide a description of the burglary suspect (to include the clothing he was wearing) and that description was broadcast to officers via the police radio.

An officer looking for the suspect observed a male sitting at a bus stop in the 11400 block of Lockwood Drive who matched the description of the suspect. The officer stopped the suspect and identified him as Garcia.  The victim identified Garcia as the suspect who entered her apartment.

Garcia was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with fourth-degree burglary.  He also was served with two warrants for his arrest.

 

Angel Garcia

Detectives Investigate Commercial Burglary in Bethesda; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

Suspect who committed a commercial burglary at the Target store in Bethesda

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section continue to investigate the August 3 burglary of a Target store in Bethesda.  Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Monday, August 3, 2nd District officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Target store located at 6831 Wisconsin Avenue.  Responding officers observed that an exterior window to the Target had been broken.   A review of the business’ surveillance video showed that the suspect entered the Target at approximately 1:10 a.m., remained inside for approximately one minute, and then fled without stealing any property.

Approximately 30 minutes later, detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, D.C., believe that this same suspect forced entry into a T.J. Maxx store located at 5300 Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this burglary is asked to call the Montgomery County Police –  2nd District Investigative Section 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.

Suspect Arrested and Charged with Residential Burglary and Assault on Resident in Glenmont

Andrew Jeon

Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 4th District have arrested and charged Andrew Jeon, age 28, of the 10200 block of Glen Chase Court in Fairfax, Virginia, with offenses related to Jeon burglarizing a home in the Glenmont area on August 2 and assaulting a 73-year-old woman who was inside the home.  Officers also charged Jeon with committing offenses related to Jeon breaking into two vehicles after he committed the residential burglary and assault.

On Sunday, August 2 at approximately 8:35 a.m., 4th District officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Greenery Lane for the report of a burglary in progress.  First responders located the victim inside the home suffering from trauma to her head.  Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The investigation by officers determined that the suspect, later identified as Jeon, entered the victim’s home, assaulted her, and then fled the residence on foot without stealing any property.  A resident who lives nearby on Greenery Lane stated to officers that he was outside of his home when the suspect approached him and stated that he had just killed a woman.  The resident observed that the suspect had blood on his hands.  The suspect then fled the area.  Officers obtained a description of the suspect from multiple witnesses who observed him in the area of Greenery Lane and officers began to look for the suspect.

Approximately two hours later, 4th District officers responded to the area of Connecticut Avenue and Independence Street in the Aspen Hill area for the report of a suspect who was attempting to break into vehicles.  The description of this suspect matched the same description of the suspect from the earlier residential burglary and assault that had occurred on Greenery Lane.   Responding officers located the suspect in the 13500 block of Connecticut Avenue and identified him as Jeon.   Multiple witnesses identified Jeon as the suspect who committed that earlier residential burglary and assault on Greenery Lane.

Jeon was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with first-degree burglary, first and second-degree assault, destruction of property, and offenses related to Jeon attempting to break into multiple vehicles.  Jeon is being held without bond.

Detectives Investigate Burglary of Silver Spring Business

Detectives from the 3rd District are investigating the burglary of a Dunkin’ located in Silver Spring. Today, the Police Department is releasing video surveillance of the suspect and is asking anyone with information to come forward.

On July 12 at approximately 6:58 p.m., the suspect forced entry to the Dunkin’ located at 8401 Colesville Road via the front door.  The suspect stole electronics and food from the restaurant and placed the stolen items in white plastic bags.

Anyone with information about this burglary or suspect is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  Tipsters can also provide information by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477 or by submitting a tip online. Crime Solvers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.