First District police are investigating five residential burglaries in Potomac that investigators believe are related.
In each of the incidents, burglars used force to break into homes, either through the windows or doors, according to a police statement. The intruders targeted jewelry and cash.
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.