Police Investigating Burglaries in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police are investigating a commercial burglary and residential burglary, according to emailed community advisories:

On September 23, at approximately 3:44 a.m., Takoma Park police responded to the Fiesta Laundromat in the 7600 block of New Hampshire Ave. for the report of a commercial burglary that had occurred earlier. Officers met with the owner of the business, who indicated his alarm company had notified him of a possible break-in. Video surveillance inside the business showed that at approximately 2:45 a.m., what appeared to be a newer model Honda Accord pulled up to the business, and three black males exited the vehicle. They pried open the front entrance door, entered the business, and attempted to break open the ATM before the audible alarm caused them to flee the establishment. They fled in the vehicle heading towards the Citibank in the 7600 block of New Hampshire Avenue. All three males were wearing gloves and masks. Case #220041418.

On September 22, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 7300 block of Cedar Ave. for the report of a residential burglary. Sometime between September 21 at 6:00 a.m., and September 22 at 2:40 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by removing a window A/C unit and stealing property. Case #220041228.

Anyone with information on the above cases is asked to call Takoma Park Police at (301) 270-1100.

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