Montgomery County Police say a 33-year-old man was arrested last week after a detective observed him taking items from an unlocked vehicle in downtown Silver Spring.
Eric Delonty Feggins, of no fixed address, has been charged with rogue and vagabond, theft under $1500, and other related offenses for theft from an auto.
MCPD said in a press release that a detective from the 3rd District Investigative Section was parked in the 8100 block of Georgia Avenue on Friday, September 30, while conducting a follow-up investigation.
This detective observed the victim park their car and exit, leaving it running and unlocked. In a matter of minutes, the detective observed Feggins getting into the car, searching through the victim’s belongings, then leaving the scene. Feggins was not supposed to be in the victim’s vehicle, according to the detective.
Patrol officers responded, and after a brief foot chase, Feggins was arrested and taken to the 3rd District Station for an interview, where he admitted to his actions. A subsequent investigation revealed that Feggins was a suspect in several theft investigations.
Feggins was transported to the Central Processing Unit and released on a $2,000 unsecured personal bond.
Detectives are asking the community to remove all valuables from their vehicles and not leave them unlocked or running unattended.
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