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Police Investigate Germantown Package Thefts



He casually stepped over the gate, over the steps and onto the porch. A porch where he didn’t belong in the wee hours of the morning. He pulled the door to see if it was unlocked, bent down, grabbed a package, and looked into the windows of the home. He then took out a knife and nonchalantly cut open the package to see what was inside.

Now, the police want to know who he is and are asking the public for help.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit continue to investigate the September 25 theft of a package from the front porch of a home in Germantown.

Investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help to identify him. Detectives believe that this suspect may have also committed a theft from a vehicle at a residence on the same street during the same time period.


The investigation by detectives determined that at approximately 2:45 am on September 25, the suspect walked onto the porch of a home located in the 18900 block of Fountain Hills Drive. The suspect tried the handle of the front door of the home, found it locked, and then stole the package.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect 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 that leads to an arrest in this case.


Montgomery County Police offer the following tips on how to avoid package theft. Police urge residents who shop online to follow these guidelines to help ensure their packages arrive safely.

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