First District police continue to investigate five residential burglaries in Potomac that are believed to be related.
Police reported the string of burglaries late last week, and were treating the incidents as related. In each one, burglars used force to break into homes, either through the windows or doors, according to a police statement. The intruders targeted jewelry and cash.
Affected neighborhoods are spread across the Potomac area, including:
- The 9200 Block of Farnsworth Drive
- The 11200 Block of Marwood Hill Drive
- The 8800 Block of Stonetrail Drive
- The 13500 Block of Hunting Hill Lane
- The 12200 Block of Greenbriar Branch Drive
“At this time there have been no other burglaries of a similar nature and there are no suspects,” Officer Michael Prather, 1st District community services officer, told Patch.
Police reminded residents to make sure doors and windows are locked when leaving home, as well as notifying neighbors when gone for an extended period.
The announcement comes days after 2nd District police, covering Bethesda and Chevy Chase, notified residents of two audacious daytime burglaries in which residents came face-to-face with intruders.
Last year Potomac had a spree of home burglaries that inspired concerned residents to form a public safety coalition calling for increased police attention.
“We ask that all residents report any and all alarm calls immediately when alerted of alarm activations at their residence. Officers will immediately be dispatched to check the residence,” the 1st District release said.
To report suspicious activity, community members should call the police non-emergency numer at 301-279-8000, with details about suspicious activity, vehicles or people
Anyone with information about these residential burglaries is asked to call the 1st District Investigative Section at 240-773-6084.