Police Request Vigilance for 2 Nearby Incidents
1. Serial burglars in upper northwest DC
The Metropolitan Police (DC) is seeking to locate and identify a group of 3-5 black males that have been breaking into homes in upper NWDC very close to Chevy Chase Village. Witnesses in at least 4 of the crimes have seen the same car used by the criminals: it is a black Mercedes Benz sedan with dark tinted windows and a paper temporary license plate. Keep a sharp eye out for this car; if you see the car within the Village, call the Village police immediately. If you see the car elsewhere, dial 9-1-1.
2. Man exposes himself to a student walking home from school in DC on Western Avenue near Broad Branch Road.
Today, Village police learned that a white male in an older car pulled alongside a student who was walking home on Western Avenue near Broad Branch Road. The man whistled to the girl to get her attention and then he exposed himself to her. The girl immediately ran away and was unharmed but very distressed.
Village police also learned that another citizen saw a suspicious white male in his 60's or early 70's near the Brookville Market. The man was driving a black older sedan and was described as slim with leathery skin and wearing an unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt and shorts. The man appeared to be preparing to unbuckle his belt. There were some children nearby, so the adult witness lingered in the area until the man left; she may have prevented another incident.
None of the above events occurred within the Village, but they occurred within close proximity to the Village. Village police request that you keep your eyes open and call the police right away if you see the vehicles or the suspicious person described in this message.