UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Authorities are searching for two suspects they say are linked to 15 package thefts in Prince George's County.
Officers say the suspected thieves are targeting neighborhoods in the Upper Marlboro area and that the thefts took place between October 18 and 22.
Police say the thefts have been committed during the daytime hours while residents are away from their homes.
Several of the incidents were recorded on home surveillance cameras.
Officers released a video of one incident that happened on Monday at 1:42 p.m. In that incident, the two suspects can be seen loading a large brown box into their vehicle.
Investigators say the suspects are driving a dark gray Infiniti QX 60 SUV with Maryland tags 3CX3353.
"We strongly believe someone knows the names of these suspects. There are clear pictures and videos of them committing their crimes. We encourage anyone with information that can help our detectives to please call us," said Major Sunny Mrotek, Commander of the Regional Investigation Division, in a statement. "You can stay anonymous. We want to arrest these two suspects before they target more of our neighbors."
A victim who spoke exclusively to FOX 5’s Tisha Lewis says residents are working together to provide police with as much information as possible to help catch the wanted duo.
“There were three packages. We were expecting birthday items actually for my niece and a present for a baby shower that Sunday,” said Tia. "The community that we live in is one where we've never had an incident like this in 11 years."
Police offer these tips for residents expecting packages:
- If possible, pick up the ordered item at the store
- Ship the item to your workplace
- Have a neighbor keep an eye out for the item if you know you won't be home during the delivery window
- Have the item sent to a friend or family member who is home during normal delivery hours
- If possible, ship the item to an Amazon Locker, UPS Office, FedEx Office or Post Office
- Require a signature at the time of delivery
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 301-794-5064 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).