Friday, June 15, 2012


Montgomery County Police arrested 4 alleged thieves suspected of being behind a recent theft rampage in the west Bethesda area.

Yesterday morning, officers spotted a suspicious vehicle in a neighborhood along Massachusetts Avenue.  After pulling it over, two adults and two juveniles were arrested, having been caught with burglar tools and stolen merchandise from recent thefts.  None are Bethesda residents.

These folks did not seem like "professional" thieves, because their m.o., like the accused Bethesda burglar, was to keep returning to the same neighborhoods and streets.  Bold yet predictable, it was inevitable that police would catch them once District 2 Commander David Falcinelli deployed special units.

Prior to these arrests, two additional thefts were reported, according to SpotCrime.  Police cited over 40 thefts from vehicles, which sounds like a Bethesda record.  Will this finally end this highly unusual crime wave in one of Montgomery County's safest areas?

Tuesday, June 12:

Theft. 6400 block of Bannockburn Drive.

Theft.  7300 block of MacArthur Boulevard.

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