Theft from Auto - Community Advisory

On May 20, 2013, at approximately 8:20 am, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue (side parking lot closest to New Hampshire Avenue) for a report of a theft from auto that occurred earlier sometime between 11:30 pm on May 19 and 8:00 am on May 20. Unknown suspect(s) made entry into the victim's vehicle by smashing the front driver's side window and stole property. There was also an attempt to punch the vehicle ignition without success. While reporting this incident, another vehicle was found to have been broken into by the same method. Contact with the vehicle owner was made and property was stolen from that vehicle as well.

Investigation continues under case #13023092. Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to please call us at 301.270.1100.


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