Stolen briefcases held data on Orioles

March 25, 1992|By Frank D. Roylance | Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer Richard Irwin of the metropolitan staff contributed to this article.

Two briefcases reported stolen in Brooklandville from a car belonging to the Baltimore Orioles' orthopedic surgeon were found yesterday in a stolen car parked in the Homeland section of North Baltimore.

Dr. Charles Silberstein told Baltimore County police at the Towson station on Monday that the briefcases contained an Orioles team roster along with the names, home addresses and home phone numbers of team members, as well as unrelated medical records and correspondence.

City police said they found the briefcases at 11:15 a.m. yesterday in a stolen Chevrolet Blazer parked in the 5300 block of Springlake Way. Papers relating to the baseball team were found in disarray inside the briefcases, but nothing was missing, according to police.

Dr. Silberstein told county police he had unlocked his 1991 Nissan Pathfinder in front of his home on Old Court Road in Brooklandville about 6 a.m. Monday and placed two briefcases inside before going back into the house for breakfast.

"The car was unattended for no more than 20 minutes in the driveway," he said. In that time someone apparently entered the car, took the briefcases, looked in the glove box without taking anything, and fled.

The briefcases contained "absolutely nothing of value to anybody unless they wanted to irritate some of the Orioles," Dr. Silberstein said. "That's my biggest concern."

No arrest had been made last night. Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Baltimore County police at 887-2361.

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