Serial Burglars Target Germantown Homes, Use Stolen Credit Cards in DC and PG County
Detectives from the 5th District Investigative Section are hoping that residents might be able to help identify burglars who preyed on five houses in a very close proximity in Germantown within a seven day period in mid-April.
Montgomery County Police released surveillance photos of two men who are suspects in the five burglaries which occurred in the Waring Station area of Germantown between Monday, April 16 and Monday, April 23.
According to police the same two men are suspected in all five burglaries. Which occurred on three streets. The first occurred on Monday, April 16 in the 12000 block of Stoney Bottom Road. Two more on Wednesday, April 18, this time in the 19000 block of Ridgecrest Drive and back again at another home in the 12000 block of Stoney Bottom Road. The serial burglars hit two more homes the following Monday, April 23, hitting a residence in the 19000 block of Ridgecrest Drive and the nearby 19000 block of Gunnerfield Lane.
According to Officer Rick Goodale, an MCPD spokesman in each case the men busted through a sliding glass door to gain entry to the residence where they stole property including credit cards.
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. Detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.
The suspects 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 Luther King Junior Avenue in Southeast, Washington, D.C. Investigators believe that the suspects may be operating a dark colored 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Top: Suspects who fraudulently used stolen credit cards after a series of residential burglaries in Germantown.
Next: Map of the locations where the series of burglaries took place.
Next: Police believe the break-ins were done by the same two suspects.
Next: The dark blue or black colored 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis that suspects may be operating.
Photos courtesy MCPD. Map courtesy Google.