2020 | Police & Fire

Three armed intruders broke into Bethesda home, police say

Break-in not considered ‘random’

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Three males with handguns broke into a home in Bethesda this month and tried to rob the residents, Montgomery County police said Tuesday.

The males, who were wearing masks, entered a home in the 6500 block of Elgin Lane the night of Dec. 11, police said in a press release Tuesday.

The intruders demanded money from the home’s occupants, then left without taking anything, police said. Police said witnesses saw the males get in a vehicle that might have been a BMW.

The break-in was reported to detectives at 8:44 p.m. that night, police said.

Police did not include information about the ages of the males or their connection, if any, to the victims in the press release.

Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman, did not have any additional information about the males on Tuesday. She said detectives don’t think it was a random event based on what they know so far.

“Because it’s an ongoing investigation, detectives don’t want to release additional details,” she said.

The neighborhood where the reported break-in happened is just off River Road near Bannockburn Elementary School.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 240-773-6237.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com