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One man suspected in eight Potomac burglaries

Dan Morse

In one heist, he made off with more than $100,000 in jewelry from a home. He strikes during weekdays, and appears to avoid confrontation.

Montgomery County detectives said as many as eight recent home burglaries in the Potomac area may be linked to a single suspect, described as a white man with short brown hair, between 30 and 48 years old.

A police spokesman said the burglaries, which began Nov. 18, have occurred in a large area with roughly these borders: west of Seven Locks Road, north of River Road, south of Darnestown road and east of Berryville Road.

Most of the burglaries occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., police said. The suspect forced his way through a door or window.

“The M.O. is similar,” said Cpl. Dan Friz, a spokesman for Montgomery police.

In each case, high-value jewelry was taken. In some cases, cash also was taken.

In one case, a person inside a house heard what he though was knocking at the door. He got up, looked out the door, and saw a man running, Friz said.

Anyone who may have information about the burglaries is asked to call 240-773-6084.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  |  December 10, 2009; 10:44 AM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery  
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