Teen charged for a dozen home burglaries in Germantown

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GERMANTOWN, MD – Officers from the 5th District have arrested and charged a 16-year-old male from Germantown with the burglary of twelve homes in Germantown. The suspect was arrested after he attempted to flee from officers who were investigating a burglary.

Detectives determined that this suspect committed eleven additional residential burglaries in the same area between late March and April 15.On Thursday, April 15, at approximately 4:25 a.m., the Emergency Communication Center received a call from a resident of a home in the 17700 block of Cricket Hill Drive reporting a burglary in progress at his home.

The resident stated that he observed a suspect, wearing all dark clothing, walking around the home.Responding officers observed the suspect walking around the basement. The suspect attempted to flee via the front door and was immediately arrested by officers. Officers located jewelry on the suspect that detectives later determined that the suspect had stolen from a package delivered to a home on Stone Hollow Drive.

During the investigation of the Cricket Hill Drive burglary, officers were notified of an attempted residential burglary that had occurred at approximately 2:17 a.m. at a nearby home in the 13500 block of Ansel Terrace. The resident of the Ansel Terrace home stated to officers that home security video captured a suspect attempting to enter the home through a rear door. The suspect did not gain entry and fled. The suspect seen on the Ansel Terrace home surveillance video was wearing the same clothing as the juvenile suspect.

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