Parents rushing to pick up their children from day care centers are being targeted by a thief.
The thefts involved electronics, credit cards or cash. Police said the items were stolen from cars that were left unlocked when parents ran inside.
The incidents happened from Dec. 3 through Feb. 24 between 6 p.m. and 6:50 p.m.
A police release said on Dec. 3, Dec. 6 and Feb. 24 there were three thefts at the Kindercare Daycare center at 13230 Clopper Mill Road in Germantown.
The Dec. 3 event involved a credit card theft, which resulted in purchases from a Germantown Shoppers Food Warehouse, a Giant food store and a 7-Eleven. Detectives recovered surveillance photographs of the suspect in the Shoppers Food Warehouse.
The Dec. 6 theft occurred at the Kid’s Town Learning Center at 18815 Waring Station Road. A purse was taken from an unlocked vehicle and purchases were made at the same Germantown Shoppers Food Warehouse, a Rite Aid store located at 622 Quince Orchard Boulevard in Gaithersburg and a Sunoco gas station. Detectives obtained photographs of the suspect in the Rite Aide store.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximate age 25-35 years, last seen wearing a black skull cap, gray zip sweatshirt and dark pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call Montgomery County detectives.