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Police are looking for this 1998 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban with Maryland tags 7AY0000. (Credit: Prince George's County Police Department)

Police are looking for this 1998 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban with Maryland tags 7AY0000. (Credit: Prince George’s County Police Department)

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Police in Prince George’s County are looking for the driver of a vehicle that has been linked to at least 25 burglaries of new home construction sites in the past four months.

Police said newly-constructed properties throughout the county have been burglarized of refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers and other new appliances dating back to December 2012. Authorities estimate the total for the stolen goods and damage to the homes is about $400,000.

The most recent burglaries took place Monday in the 1700 block of Fernwood Drive in Capitol Heights. Police said home construction sites in Upper Marlboro and Bowie also have been targeted, with most of the burglaries taking place between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Surveillance cameras at the construction sites have captured the same dark-colored SUV entering and leaving the sites, police said. The vehicle is believed to be a 1998 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban with Maryland tags 7AY000.

County police ask that anyone who has seen the vehicle or has information about the burglaries to call police at 301-390-2160. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or submit a tip online.

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