- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens were among the household appliances stolen by thieves who have targeted at least 25 new home construction sites in Prince George’s County, police said.

Since December, police believe the same thieves have taken more than $400,000 worth of items from homes under construction in Upper Marlboro, Bowie and Capitol Heights.

In the hope of identifying the people involved, Prince George’s County police on Tuesday released a photo and license plate of a dark-colored sport utility vehicle that was captured on security video leaving the sites of the burglaries. The vehicle appears to be a 1998 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban with Maryland license plate 7AY000.

Most of the burglaries have taken place between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. at newly constructed homes. The latest home to be burglarized, in the 1700 block of Fernwood Drive in Capitol Heights, was hit Monday.