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Friday, August 23, 2019

Two Vehicles Windows Smashed 

At 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, a resident called the Chevy Chase Village Communications Center to report someone had smashed her vehicle’s door window. The vehicle was parked in the unit block of Magnolia Parkway between West Irving and Hesketh Streets. Around this same time, a resident in the first unit block of Hesketh Street heard a smashing sound and noticed a male subject walking away from a vehicle parked on the street. The subject was described as 18-21 years old, black male, wearing a gray shirt, black pants, and carrying a black backpack, last seen walking towards Cedar Parkway along the sidewalk.

Village Officers responded to the area, and Montgomery County Police circulated the surrounding area. Ultimately, the suspect was not found. The investigation revealed that the suspect took a tote bag from the vehicle on Magnolia Parkway and a large purse from the vehicle on Hesketh Street. The large purse was recovered on Hesketh Street near Cedar Parkway missing $650.00 in cash. The tote bag was not recovered. Officers were able to collect evidence, which has been submitted for analysis by County Police. DC Police also had a couple of thefts that were possibly committed by the same suspect. The investigation into these thefts is ongoing.

In addition to locking vehicles (which these victims did), residents are urged to remove all valuables from sight. If you hear or see anything suspicious, please report it right away to the Village Police Department, 301-654-7300.