HAGERSTOWN - Deputies Friday were investigating about $10,000 in thefts from vehicles and $5,000 in damage to vehicles primarily in the Robinwood Drive area, near Hagerstown Community College, Investigator Jim Sword of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.
Deputies were working in conjunction with Maryland State Police and the Frederick City Police Department. A credit card stolen from one of them had been used in Frederick, Sword said.
A majority of the thefts involved vehicles parked on Mahogany Drive, Kellys Lane and Cristins Circle, Sword said.
The Herald-Mail interviewed victims of the thefts, who will not be named because no one has been charged in connection with the crimes.
According to victims, the thefts occurred overnight.
A laptop computer stolen from a vehicle parked in the Mahogany Drive area had been hidden in the back seat, the victim said. The laptop couldn't be seen from outside the vehicle, the victim said.