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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Police search for Silver Spring burglars

Montgomery County police are searching for two people they think were involved in a Monday burglary at one Silver Spring home and a break-in at a second house.

In each case, a door of the house had been kicked in. And in once instance, the suspect’s image was captured by a home surveillance camera.

Police said it began about 11:25 a.m. Monday when they were called to the 9500-block of McAlpine Road for a burglary in progress. A resident called after spotting a green SUV drive up to a house and watching one man walk to the door, then kick it in when no one answered. A second person waited in the driver’s seat of the SUV.

The man was then spotted running from the home carrying stolen items, police said. He got into the SUV and it drove off.

About a half-hour later, officers responded to a residential alarm in the 10,000-block of Brunett Avenue and saw that the door had been forced open. Video surveillance in that house showed a man approach the door, knock and then kick it in. The man entered and ran upstairs. Police said he rummaged through property, but does not appear to have taken anything.

The surveillance cameras also showed that the man left in a green SUV.

The man who entered the homes is described as a black male, about 160 pounds and 25 years old. He is about 5-feet-nine and has a mustache and goatee. There was no description of the person driving the SUV.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Silver Spring Investigative Section at 301-565-7740. People who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-TIPS.

By  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/22/2011

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