Four residential burglaries and one commercial burglary were reported in Potomac in the Montgomery County Police Department crime summary for the period of Nov. 19-27.
- A residential burglary occurred in the 9200 block of Potomac School Drive, Potomac between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. Unforced entry. Property taken.
- A residential burglary occurred on Friday, Nov. 23 between 2:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. in the 9100 block of Town Gate Lane, Potomac. Forced entry. Property taken.
- A residential burglary occurred on Saturday, Nov. 24 between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the 10200 block of Sorrel Avenue, Potomac. Forced entry. Property taken.
- A residential burglary occurred in the 14400 block of Pebble Hill Lane, North Potomac on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:19 p.m. Unknown means of entry. Unknown if anything was taken.
- A commercial burglary occurred at Montgomery Mall, 7107 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, overnight from Tuesday, Nov. 20, to Wednesday, Nov. 21. Unforced entry. Property taken.
In . Police Chief Tom Manger told a late November meeting of the West Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board that burglars were targeting high-end homes in particular.
“They don’t care if there’s an alarm,” Manger said at the meeting. “They’re going in and ransacking the houses and stealing high priced jewelry.” Read more here.
Meanwhile, Montgomery County police are warning Bethesda residents about a spike in daytime burglaries in neighborhoods near River Road and Massachusetts Avenue, Montgomery County Police Capt. David Falcinelli wrote in a crime update released Wednesday.
For more information on recent crime in the county, check out the Montgomery County crime map on Patch.