On May 15 at 4:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of North Oakland Street for a report of a vehicle tampering.
According to police, a resident was inside his home when he observed a suspect enter his unlocked vehicle in the driveway. The victim knocked on the window, then the suspect entered a waiting vehicle and fled, police said.
Investigation reveled that approximately 14 vehicles in the surrounding blocks had been entered and rummaged through, and that three vehicles with the keys inside were stolen from the 3000 block of North Quincy Street, 2900 block of North Stafford Street and 3700 block of 30th Road North.
Two of the vehicles were later recovered in the District of Columbia, police said.