Images Surface of Potential Smash-Grab Theft Suspects
EAST GREENVILLE PA – Remember this year’s mid-November rash of thefts from vehicles vandalized at Montgomery County parks and trailheads? Suspects stole credit cards, drivers’ licenses, and other valuables. Now Pennsylvania State Police have released images of two individuals they’re looking for in the incidents, and a reward was offered Friday (Dec. 2, 2022) for public help in finding them.
The Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers organization said its cash reward, the amount of which was not specified, would be distributed when tips lead to an arrest in, help find a fugitive in, or assist in solving the crimes.
The hits against and thefts from the parked vehicles of recreational walkers and bicyclists at locations in Perkiomen and Upper Frederick townships were reported Nov. 17 (here) and Nov. 18 (here) by The Post. Suspects smashed in windows and created other damage to gain entry to what they saw as valuables inside locked cars and trucks.
Troopers determined credit cards taken in some of the thefts were later used to buy Visa gift cards valued at several thousand dollars from the Walmart store on Gravel Pike in East Greenville. That’s where video surveillance cameras captured first glimpses of two potential suspects, according to information from Troop K Barracks’ investigators.
One (at top left) is described “as a robust Black male with short-cropped hair.” The second (top right) is described “as a tall Black male with dreadlock-style hair.” The suspects wore surgical masks, troopers noted, and were operating white sedan, possibly a Ford Fusion.
Anyone with information about the incidents or either individual is asked to call state police Trooper Holtz in Skippack at 610-584-1250, or anonymously contact Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers. The organization accepts tips toll-free by phone at 1-800-472-8477, or online here.
Photos provided by Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers