Three women arrested in University Park Wednesday after an apparent break-in will be charged with multiple thefts from across the area, according to police.
The suspects — whose names have not yet been released — were reportedly taken into custody around 3:25 p.m. in the 4200 block of Van Buren St.
According to University Park police, officers initially responded to the area after an alarm call from a residence in the 4200 block of Clagett Road.
Though the house was "checked and found to be safe," police said, officers were notified around the same time that three individuals appeared to be stealing property from a front porch on Van Buren Street. When police arrived on scene, they encountered the women and placed them under arrest.
"During the investigation, information was gathered that determined the suspects arrested would be charged for the breaking and entering and multiple thefts in University Park, College Park, Greenbelt, and Montgomery County," the UPPD said in a statement.
The trio reportedly targeted deliveries left on front porches. A joint investigation is ongoing between police from affected jurisdictions.
If you find that a package was stolen from your porch on Wednesday, contact Detective Davis of the Prince George's County Police Department at 301-699-2601.
Anyone with information on the incident — as well as other suspicious activity, truancy, and unfamiliar vehicles — is asked to contact police one of three ways:
- Calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477)
- Text "PGPD plus your tip" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone
- Go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/