Burglary ring's loot is seized no arrests made

August 11, 1994|By Shanon D. Murray | Shanon D. Murray,Sun Staff Writer

Police seized a truckload of stolen appliances, VCRs, televisions and other electronic equipment at eight locations in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties and Baltimore City yesterday -- loot that police say was accumulated by a ring responsible for more than 200 burglaries in Howard County since 1992.

No arrests were made and the police are continuing to their investigation, said Cpl. Kevin Costello, a spokesman for the Howard County Police Department.

"The burglaries are Howard County cases, but in our investigation we found that the bad guys live in other counties," Corporal Costello said.

The police have been investigating the 2-year-old burglary ring since May. The thieves usually targeted homes under construction, warehouses and storage trailers. The most recent burglary occurred last month, Corporal Costello said.

Howard County police sergeants led three teams of detectives and uniformed officers from Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties, Baltimore City and state police departments in serving two search-and-seizure warrants in the city and three each in the two counties. The stolen property was taken to a Howard County storage facility, police said.

Corporal Costello said police relied largely on informants to develop a list of suspects and the locations of the stolen goods.

"Right now we are doing inventory on all of the property and talking to suspects. We are expecting to make some arrests and recover more property," Corporal Costello said.

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