TAKOMA PARK Md. (WUSA) -- Takoma Park Police say they arrested a man who stole less than $500 from cars and was attempting to steal again while police were at the first scene.
On November 24, at approximately 2:48 a.m., Takoma Park police officers responded to the 6800 block of New Hampshire Avenue for reports of a theft from a vehicle.
Police say when they arrived Elvis A. Ramirez was caught rifling through a victim's vehicle and then fled across New Hampshire Avenue towards Prince George's County. Police checked the victim's vehicle and saw that several items were missing.
Ramirez showed back up to the area and was confronted by the victim who got an item back.
Shortly after the call on New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park Police Officers also responded to the 1100 block of Linden Avenue, Takoma Park, Md., for reports of another theft from a car in progress.
The suspect in this theft was also identified as Ramirez.
Ramirez was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit without incident