Man charged in store theft of steaks

June 17, 1994

A Catonsville man was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with theft after he allegedly took two packs of steaks worth $19 from a Giant store in the Cromwell Fields Shopping Center, county police said.

A store employee saw the man hide two packs of steaks inside his pants shortly before 7:30 p.m., police said. The man then left the store without paying for the steaks. Moments later, a security guard stopped him.

Thomas Charles Florey, 31, of the 3600 block of McTavish Ave. was charged with theft under $300, police said.

POLICE LOG

* Munson Heights: Someone stole $1,200 worth of construction tools from the back-yard shed of a house in the 100 block of Otis Drive sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Harundale: A man walked into a Hechingers store in the Southdale Shopping Center on Mountain Road around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, took a $179 Poulan chain saw, then walked out

and drove away, county police said.

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