Suspect Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to 15 Years for June 2013 Commercial Burglary in Takoma Park – News Release

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City of Takoma Park Police Department

* 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912

 

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Public Information Officer (PIO)

Catherine Plevy, 301-891-7142 or 240-338-2901

 

April 22, 2014 (1:42 pm)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On June 19, 2013, at approximately 7:22 am, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7600 block of New Hampshire Avenue (Tony's Restaurant) for a burglary that occurred. At approximately 1:57 am, an unknown suspect smashed the front glass door to the business and pushed it in to gain entry. Video surveillance showed the suspect - a thin male, wearing a white baseball cap, white t-shirt and blue jeans, gloves and a blue backpack. The suspect was captured on surveillance video leaving the establishment on foot southbound.

Continuing investigation led to additional surveillance video collected from a neighboring business and the images were distributed to the surrounding police agencies.

On August 20, 2013, Prince George’s County Police arrested Darvin Jacobs, 55, of Washington, D.C., for a commercial burglary in the 1400 block of University Blvd. Based on the continuous intelligence sharing between agencies, a detective in the Takoma Park Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division was contacted for his involvement in the interview of Jacobs.

On April 14, 2014, Jacobs plead guilty in court to one count of 2nd Degree Burglary of Tony’s Restaurant in Takoma Park. He was sentenced to 15 years, with all but seven years suspended, and three years of supervised probation.

Many thanks to the Prince George’s County Police Department for their intelligence sharing. This is another great example of law enforcement agencies in the region working together for a common goal.

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