Gas Station Theft from Auto
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
January 22, 2011
|Public Information Office |
301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901
On Friday, January 21, 2011 at approximately 10:43 a.m. units responded to the 6300 block of New Hampshire Avenue Sunoco gas station for the report of a theft from auto that had occurred earlier.
The victim had not realized the theft until going to retrieve the items that she reported stolen. An interview with the victim and review of the surveillance video showed that at 8:05 a.m. the victim was filling up at the pump when a newer model maroon Acura TL pulled alongside the passenger side of the victims vehicle. One suspect exited the vehicle, opened the victims unlocked front passenger door, reached in and removed property. The suspects fled southbound on New Hampshire Avenue toward Washington D.C. The suspects are described as two young black males, one driver and one passenger in the rear.
Chief Ricucci would like to remind citizens to lock their vehicle doors and remove valuables when filling up at gas stations to deter criminal activity.
Investigation continues under cases #11003379. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301.270.1100.
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6300 Block of New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park