Detectives Investigate Three Commercial Burglaries in Wheaton Committed by the Same Suspect; Surveillance Video of Suspect Released

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 5, 2021

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section are investigating the October 26th burglary and two October 30th burglaries that occurred in the Wheaton area. Detectives have released surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him.

On October 27, at approximately 1:28 a.m., 4th District Officers responded to a business in the 11200 block of Georgia Ave. for the report of a burglary that occurred earlier.

The investigation by detectives determined that on October 26, at approximately 11:13 p.m., the suspect threw a rock through the front glass door of the business. The suspect entered the business through the shattered front door and ran behind the counter. The suspect attempted to open the cash register, but he was unsuccessful. The suspect then stole some cash from a tip jar, exited the business and fled the scene.

On October 30, at approximately 1:04 a.m., 4th District officers responded to a business in the 11200 block of Triangle Lane for the report of an alarm activation.

The investigation has revealed that the suspect broke the glass front door with a crowbar, entered the business and attempted to gain entry into a secured area. The suspect then exited the business and fled the scene.

Again, on October 30, at approximately 1:20 a.m., 4th District officers responded to another business in the 2300 block of University Blvd. West for the report of an alarm activation.

The investigation by detectives concluded that on October 30, at approximately 12:47 a.m., the suspect forced entry into the business by breaking the plexiglass of the front door with a crowbar. The suspect used the crowbar to pry open secured areas of the business, but his attempts were unsuccessful. The suspect then exited the business without taking any property.

Detectives believe that these three burglaries were committed by the same suspect who was wearing a black hooded coat, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding these three burglaries or the suspect involved is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Unit at 240-773-5530.

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