Police Seek Public’s Help to ID Suspects in Theft from Autos
Montgomery County Police are hoping the public can help them identify a group of individuals connected with a number of theft from autos and attempted thefts in the Cider Barrel neighborhood of Germantown.
Detectives from the 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit are investigating the February 22 thefts and attempted thefts from unlocked vehicles that occurred on Cider Barrel Drive, Weybridge Lane, Regents Park Drive, and Notting Hill Way in the overnight hours of February 21. Detectives have released surveillance video obtained from a home that show three suspects, and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.
Police believe that the suspects targeted unlocked cars because there were no signs of forced entry into any of the vehicles. In the video being, one suspect can be seen approaching two vehicles on Regents Park Drive and trying to open a door on each of the vehicles. The suspect, after realizing that the doors on each vehicle are locked, then walks away. Two other suspects wearing backpacks can be seen walking on the street behind the suspect who is attempting to open vehicle doors.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect, or these thefts from vehicles is asked to call the 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit at 240-773-6263. 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. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Photo and video provided by MCPD.