Video shows suspect who bashed in window of Montgomery Co. police cruiser

An image of the suspect. (Courtesy Montgomery County police)

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County police are searching for a suspect who jumped on the hood of a police cruiser, bashed in its front windshield and removed the rearview mirror in a Gaithersburg, Maryland, parking lot Wednesday.

Around 3 p.m. Wednesday, a male suspect vandalized an unoccupied, marked Montgomery County police patrol vehicle in the 9800 block of Mahogany Drive.

A passerby captured the vandalism on video and called 911 to report the crime, Montgomery County police said Thursday.

The video shows the suspect standing on the hood of the cruiser and using a rock to break the front windshield. The suspect then removed the rearview mirror from the inside of the car and placed it on the cruiser’s roof before walking away.

The suspect left the area before officers arrived, Montgomery County police said.

Anyone with information regarding this vandalism and/or the suspect can call police at 240-773-5770. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

There is a reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in the case.

Below is a map with the location near the incident:

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