3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 9:45 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where someone had stolen her car’s driver’s side headlight assembly. She said that the theft most likely occurred between 9 p.m. on November 3rd and 4 p.m. on November 4th.
4500 block of 34th Street: At about 10:50 a.m. officers took a report of a citizen robbery that allegedly occurred on November 4th at about 5:20 a.m. The victim told the officers that she was walking on 34th Street on her way to the Hyattsville metro when a black male, 30-40 years of age, approximately 6’6” tall, 180 lbs., wearing all dark clothing approached her and demanded money. The man had his hands in his pockets as if implying a weapon, however none was displayed. The victim surrendered her purse to the man who then fled on foot to the rear of Thomas Stone Elementary School. The victim told the officers that she did not report the incident immediately because she was rushing to get to work. PGPD CID was notified of the incident and will handle a follow-up investigation.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road (Rainier Manor): At about 11:10 a.m. officers took a report of vandalism to a vending machine. It appears that those responsible tried unsuccessfully to pry open the machine. No evidence was recovered that would help identify those responsible.
3700 block of 37th Street: At about 4 p.m. officers took a report of an attempted identity theft. The victim told the officers that she received a phone call from blocked number. A man told her that he was with the PG fire department and was investigating a credit card fraud. The man then tried to get the victim to reveal her credit card information. This aroused the victim’s suspicions and when she challenged him he hung up the phone.
November 6th (early morning):
4200 block of 34th Street: At about 6:15 a.m. officers took a report of vandalism to a storage unit. The victim/owner told the officers that someone damaged the door to his storage unit. Who ever was responsible did not gain entry to the unit and nothing was stolen. No evidence was found that could help identify those responsible for the damage.