Arrest Made for Attempt 1st Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Burglary; Other Offenses - News Release

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City of Takoma Park Police Department

● 7500 Maple Avenue ● Takoma Park, Md 20912

 

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January 16, 2014 (5:47 pm)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of George Mobia, 26, of Hyattsville, Maryland, for

Attempt 1st Degree Burglary;

4th Degree Burglary;

Possession of Burglary Tools; and

Malicious Destruction of Property under $1,000

On January 16, 2014, at approximately 1:36 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to a residential burglary in progress in the 500 block of Belford Place, Takoma Park, Maryland. A witness noticed suspicious behavior from the suspect, later identified as Mobia, as he was walking back and forth in between houses with an object in his hand. Takoma Park Police located Mobia in the backyard of the targeted residence. A search incident to arrest revealed a pry tool in Mobia's possession that belonged to a neighbor of the targeted residence, which had been stolen from the garage of her residence. A survey of the targeted residence revealed fresh pry marks on the rear window sill and the rear window was broken. Entry was not made into the residence.

Mobia was arrested, charged accordingly and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.

Chief Goldberg thanks the citizen who noticed and called in the suspicious activity. Keep it up – it is helping!

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