3 Construction Vehicles and a Resident’s Car Entered This Afternoon
Two work vehicles suffered broken windows; no one saw any suspects or suspicious vehicles
Shortly before 2:00 p.m. today (Tuesday, December 11, 2018), Village officers responded to a call for a theft from a work truck involving a smashed window in the 4000 block of Oliver Street. Upon arrival, the pest control worker advised officers that he had been away from his vehicle for about 30 minutes. Upon returning to his truck, he found the passenger window smashed and his Samsung tablet was missing from the front seat.
Moments later, officers received two more similar calls: one in the 5600 block of Montgomery Street, another on W. Irving Street between Magnolia and Cedar, and another on Laurel Parkway.
On Montgomery Street, officers learned that the landscape worker had left his truck unlocked, and upon returning to the truck, he found that a backpack had been taken which contained his cell phone.
On W. Irving Street, another landscaper discovered that someone had broken the driver’s side window of his truck, and the thieves stole a backpack and a soft briefcase.
On Laurel Parkway, a woman was visiting a friend and was unloading her vehicle at the Laurel Parkway address. She reported that, as she went back and forth carrying items into the house, someone must have grabbed her purse from the open car while she wasn’t looking. She never saw anyone near her car.
Village officers were aware that daytime thefts targeting workers’ vehicles have been trending in DC and Maryland recently, so they immediately alerted DC and Montgomery County Police.
The investigation is continuing.