Two Lineboro men indicted in break-ins at 15 locations

December 03, 1993|By Darren M. Allen | Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer

Two Lineboro men are believed to be responsible for a series of break-ins at 15 homes, businesses and churches, according to indictments returned this week by a Carroll grand jury.

The grand jury returned a 59-count indictment against Robert Dewayne Robertson, 28, and a 25-count indictment against his neighbor, John David Lynn, 27. Both live in the 5100 block of Graves Run Road.

According to the indictments, the pair conspired in five burglaries between October 1992 and January 1993. The five burglaries were at Moffit's General Store and B&D Truck Hoist Co., in Westminster; and the House of Pasta restaurant, a construction site and a home in Manchester.

Mr. Robertson is charged in 14 break-ins and Mr. Lynn in six. Both men are incarcerated on unrelated charges, said state police Cpl. Edward J. Fox, who investigated the break-ins.

According to Corporal Fox, the two also are under investigation in as many as eight more burglaries in Frederick and Baltimore counties and in southern Pennsylvania.

An investigation into the burglaries began in March, and anonymous tips led to Mr. Robertson and Mr. Lynn, Corporal Fox said.

"With the anonymous information, we were able to corroborate some of the evidence that led us to these two," he said.

Neither man has been served with the charges, but they have known about the impending indictments for about a month, Corporal Fox said.

Among the alleged victims of Mr. Robertson's burglaries are two Millers churches; homes in Millers, Lineboro, Manchester and Sykesville; and several businesses. In addition to the five burglaries the indictments say Mr. Lynn committed with Mr. Robertson, he is alleged to have broken into a Manchester home.

Both men face multiple counts of breaking and entering, felony theft, conspiracy, burglary and malicious destruction. Mr. Robertson also faces marijuana possession charges.

No trial date for either man has been set.

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