The Montgomery County police are asking for help to identify a suspect they believe is responsible for seven residential burglaries in two neighborhoods near downtown Silver Spring, according to a department release.

The affected homes are located in the Chelsea Heights and Seven Oaks-Evanswood neighborhoods. The burglaries took place in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 22 and the night of Sunday, Sept. 22.

The suspect entered homes though unlocked windows and doors and primarily took cash, the department said; some of the homes were occupied at the time.

The release includes the following summaries of the incidents (all times approximate):

Saturday, Sept. 21 

  • 2:36 am in the 100 block of Noyes Court

Sunday, Sept. 22

  • 6–8 p.m. in the 100 block of Springvale Lane
  • 9–10 p.m. in the 8400 block of Cedar Lane
  • 10 p.m. in the 700 block of Dartmouth Avenue
  • 11:13 p.m. in the 100 block of Ellsworth Heights Street
  • 11:30 p.m. (attempted burglary) in the 100 block of Ellsworth Heights Street, and
  • After 8 p.m. in the 100 block of Ellsworth Heights Street.

Investigators have released surveillance video of the suspect and are asking anyone with information regarding these burglaries or the suspect involved to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240.773.6870. 

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

The department also asks the residents in the area to review home surveillance video and to contact detectives if they believe the suspect was captured on their security system.

Screenshot from released surveillance video.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Police Looking for Suspect in Residential Burglaries