Gas Station Theft from Auto
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
February 14, 2011
|Public Information Office |
301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901
On February 14, 2011, at approximately 7:18 a.m., a theft from auto occurred in the 6300 block of New Hampshire Avenue (Sunoco Gas Station).
The victim pulled up to the station and began to pump gas at the pump farthest from New Hampshire Avenue. A gray Mitsubishi Eclipse 2d (late 90's to mid-00's) with tinted windows and one rear tag was seen entering the lot and circling once at 7:17 a.m. (information from surveillance from the gas station). The suspect exited the passenger door and ran towards the victim's vehicle, opening the unlocked driver's door and removing property from the passenger seat. The suspect(s) ran back to his vehicle and drove away from the gas station towards New Hampshire Avenue.
The victim was not aware this occurred and drove away. Approximately 12 minutes later, the victim realized what happened and returned to the gas station. Takoma Park Police Department were made aware of the theft after it was discovered. There is no further description of the vehicle, nor for the suspect(s).
Investigation continues under case #11007252. 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