Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest in Wheaton Burglaries

Police said an anonymous tip led to a man’s arrest for commercial burglaries at Westfield Wheaton.

Joe Ramsey, 21, of Washington D.C., was arrested and charged for the burglaries following an anonymous tip to Crime Solvers in September, according to the Montgomery County Police Department on Friday. The tip helped lead detectives to his identification.

According to police, Crime Solvers is a program to use community help to assist the police department in solving crimes. A tipster may be entitled to up to $10,000 if they provide information that leads to an arrest or indictment.

Detectives got an arrest warrant for Ramsey on Sept. 29, according to police. Last Wednesday, he was arrested and charged with multiple burglary and theft-related offenses. Police said he is currently being held without bond.

According to police, Ramsey went into Westfield Wheaton mall in April and broke into the Cellairis kiosk. He stole property and an undisclosed amount of cash.

In August, Ramsey went back to the shopping center and walked around the Toy World kiosk, police said. He approached the kiosk and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said he then walked around looking at other kiosks at the mall and went to Rico’s Ice Cream, where he jumped the counter, opened the register and stole cash.

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