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Police make arrests in Germantown burglaries

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Police have arrested several suspect in a series of burglaries in Germantown.

Twenty-year-old Marcus Antonio Lee, 20-year-old Demarco James Burke, 18-year-old Travis Devon Forbes and a 17-year-old were arrested over the course of this week.

Police say they developed Lee as a suspect during their investigation, stopping Lee and Burke on June 16 while the two were in a stolen car in D.C. Officers say the car was stolen from a home in Germantown. Lee was able to flee the scene.

On Wednesday, officers in Gaithersburg City were called to a burglary on Hidden Field Drive and a car was stolen from the home. Just before 3 a.m., the stolen vehicle was found in a 7-Eleven parking lot on Liberty Mill Road with Forbes and the teen suspect inside, police report.

Investigators say Lee was with the two suspect, but left the area before police arrived.

But, several hours later, Lee was arrested in a home in the 18400 block of Stone Hollow Drive in Germantown.

Police say Lee and Forbes are charged with burglary and theft-related charges, including auto theft. Burke is being held in D.C. jail and is facing charges in Montgomery County. Police say the juvenile suspect is also facing a burglary charge.

Tuesday night, police issued a warning regarding as many as 23 burglaries of occupied homes and many more thefts from autos since April.

Just Tuesday, three more crimes were added to the Germantown crime spree list. The incidents have happened all across Germantown.

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