Within the past two weeks, police say that there has been an increase in daytime thefts within the Chevy Chase Village area, and they say that they are on the lookout for who could possibly be responsible.
According to the Chevy Chase Village police, several incidents occurred from July 15 to July 29. Police say that they received calls that numerous construction workers, and a landscaper had things like tools, apple electronics, and a wallet stolen from their unlocked vehicles.
John Davis lives in the neighborhood, and he says it concerns him.
“I’m more aware of locking the car, and when we leave the house; even for a short while…to leave it locked,” said Davis.
Then in another incident, police spotted a man sitting on the porch of a house located on the 3900 block of Oliver Street. In a press release from the Chevy Chase Village police department, police described the suspect as a black man who appeared to be about 20 years old, wearing a purple shirt with plaid shorts.
Police say the man was near several packages on a porch that had just been delivered.
The press release states that when police made a U-turn to speak to the young man; he quickly fled on a red motor scooter.
Shortly after, and not too far away -police say they found discarded amazon boxes addressed to Bethesda residents who had later confirmed that the packages had been stolen.
“We haven’t had too many packages left, so that hasn’t been an issue but it is kind of concerning,” added Davis.
Police are asking residents to lock their cars every time they park them, and if possible; to have packages delivered to their job, or delivered at a time when they will be home to receive them.
To contact the Chevy Chase Village police department call: (301) 654-7300