HUNTINGTOWN, MD - Police are continuing to investigate a rash of thefts in the Huntingtown area. According to the Calvert Investigative Team (CIT), the latest thefts include three incidents where vehicles with keys left inside were stolen and later found abandoned.
The incidents also included perpetrators entering vehicles and taking various items, including global positioning systems (GPS), cameras, tools and currency.
â€śThe majority of these vehicles were unlocked and had been parked in residential neighborhoods,â€ť a CIT press release stated. â€śAt this time there are no known suspects. However, on Oct. 16 at 12:48 a.m., a local Huntingtown business had video surveillance of two possible suspects. These suspects were videotaped going through vehicles on the premises, removing property from vehicles and putting the property into what appears to be a 1990s Ford model pickup truck, possibly dark blue or green in color with a tan stripe at the bottom.â€ť
On Monday, Nov. 2, the Calvert County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported additional thefts.
Sometime between Oct. 28 and 29, an unknown culprit entered an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home on Patuxent Court in Dunkirk. A purse had been left in the vehicle. The culprit stole money and gift cards and discarded the purse.
On Oct. 29, a light blue, four-door 2001 BMW 325i valued at $8,000 was stolen from the driveway of a home on Limerick Lane in Owings. According to police, the vehicleâ€™s owner stated the car was unlocked and the keys, a purse, and laptop computer had been left inside.
On Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 6:30 a.m., a red 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was stolen from a home on Robin Court in Lusby. The owner told police the truck was unlocked and believes a set of keys may have been inside. The incident is being investigated by Dfc. Edwin Bradley.
Sometime during the evening of Oct. 31 a Garmin GPS was stolen from a vehicle parked at a house on Harrison Boulevard in Chesapeake Beach. The victim told police the vehicle was left unlocked. The incident was investigated by Dfc. Robert Burggraff.
The CIT and sheriffâ€™s office have issued reminders to citizens to make sure all doors and windows of homes are always locked and to lock all vehicles. The keys to vehicles should be secured and items such as iPods, GPSs, cameras and cell phones should be put out of sight.
The spate of thefts involving vehicles in Huntingtown is being investigated by Deputy Nicholas DeFelice. Anyone with information regarding these crimes may contact DeFelice at 410-535-2800, ext. 2669.
You may also contact Crime Solvers at 410-535-2880. You donâ€™t have to give your name and the information could lead to a reward.
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