On July 11, 2012, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the unit block of Montgomery Avenue for reports of a burglary in progress. Units arrived on the scene and met with the victim, who had fled to a neighbor’s residence. The victim was alone sleeping in the residence when she heard footsteps coming from the upper level of the house. She then observed a black male, medium complexion with long braids and a yellow shirt standing by the foot of her bed motioning for her to stay still and be quiet. The suspect rummaged around the room and then left the room. The victim continued to hear footsteps in the upper level of the house so she climbed out of the house through a basement window and fled to a neighbor’s residence. Police set up a perimeter around the area and requested a K-9 unit. At approximately 1:31 a.m., a K-9 track was conducted which led officers to the curb adjacent to the property and ended. It is believed that the suspect(s) fled in a vehicle. Investigation continues under case #12033833.
Also on July 11, 2012, at approximately 3:39 a.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 200 block of Park Avenue for reports of a burglary in progress. The victim was woken up by the sound of noise coming from the main level of the residence. As he walked down the stairs, the victim could hear more noise coming from the rear of the deck area. A check of one of the bedrooms revealed a window wide open. The victim was told by Police to leave the residence with his family until units arrived. When officers arrived, a K-9 search was conducted; however, the results were negative. It did not appear that any property was taken or that suspect(s) gained entry to the residence. Investigation continues under case #12033842.
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