Burglars put a hole in the wall of the Sun Trust Bank in the 1400 block of Pulaski Highway in Edgewood and tried to open an ATM and safe inside, police said in a statement Wednesday.
At about 4 a.m. Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an alarm at the bank and saw a man leaving a vacant business next door, police said. Police said a deputy stopped the man, identified as Edgar Soler of Baltimore.
Soler has been charged with one count of second-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree burglary and two counts of malicious destruction of property worth more than $500. He is also scheduled for a September trial in Baltimore City Circuit Court on separate burglary charges.
Police said Soler and another person obtained a key to the vacant building and, once inside, knocked a hole in the wall adjoining the bank. The pair broke the top off of an ATM inside the bank and tampered with a safe, police said. Police are not sure if money was taken from the ATM.
The second suspect drove off in a dark-colored, older Toyota, said police, who pursued the car until the Harford-Baltimore County line, when Baltimore County police were notified of the vehicle's description. No other information was available about the person.
Anyone with information regarding this crime and vehicle involved is encouraged to contact Harford County Sheriff's Office Detective Andrew Lane at 410-836-5431.