WASHINGTON — Police said the fact that a potential impostor stole a government-owned vehicle from a U.S. Army Recruitment Center around 4 a.m. Thursday might help him pass as a military member.
The suspect in the burglary at Oxon Hill, Maryland, stole a U.S. Army dress uniform, other uniform items and a black 2015 Hyundai Elantra with government tags G137282N.
“There was a spare set of keys in this location. He took the keys, he took the uniform items and then he took the vehicle as he was leaving,” said Raphael Grant, Prince George’s County police deputy chief.
“It gives him more credibility if somebody was to see him. He’s in a military uniform and he’s in a vehicle with government tags on it,” said Grant.
Investigators have reason to believe their suspect might have been headed to Fairfax County for reasons they prefer not to fully detail.
“There was a note left on the scene. It mentioned Fairfax County. I can’t elaborate on the rest of the note,” Grant said.
The Prince George’s County police are investigating the case with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Baltimore Field Office.
If you see the stolen car, call 911.
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