Sus­pects rip ATMs from lo­cal stores

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Bay Calendar - By DENAE SPIERING dspier­ing@ches­pub.com

EAS­TON — Mary­land State Po­lice, Eas­ton Bar­racks, are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help in find­ing the in­di­vid­u­als re­spon­si­ble for steal­ing two ATM ma­chines in Dorch­ester County and Queen Anne’s County.

“We need help to iden­tify th­ese guys,” Lt. Prendi Gar­cia said. “Th­ese kinds of things the pub­lic can re­ally help us with. Some­times th­ese in­di­vid­u­als stop for gas, or food and they may have been spot­ted by some­one in our com­mu­nity.”

Po­lice re­ceived a call about 3 a.m. Sun­day, Oct. 8, from the Dorch­ester 911 Cen­ter ad­vis­ing of a glass break­age alarm at a con­ve­nience store in Cam­bridge.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors from the Eas­ton Bar­racks and state po­lice crime scene tech­ni­cians re­sponded to the scene to process it for ev­i­dence and con­tinue the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Po­lice said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed two sus­pects had forced their way into the Pep-Up Gas Sta­tion, lo­cated at 2910 Ocean Gate­way in Cam­bridge. The sus­pects were able to ac­cess the store by break­ing the glass in one of the front doors to the build­ing.

The sus­pects, who were wear­ing dark cloth­ing, masks and gloves, backed a dark col­ored pickup truck up to the store, hooked a chain or rope to the ATM ma­chine and pulled it out through the front door.

About 35 to 45 min­utes prior to the Cam­bridge call, po­lice be­lieve the same sus­pects com­mit­ted the ex­act same crime at a Shore Stop lo­cated at 100 Main Street in Stevensville.

The Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded to the call and is han­dling the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Po­lice be­lieve the pos­si­ble sus­pect ve­hi­cle in­volved in both crimes is a dark Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Gar­cia said that if any­one has seen a ve­hi­cle fit­ting the de­scrip­tion to please con­tact ei­ther the MSP or the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

“Any­thing that could help us would be awe­some,” Gar­cia said. “If you think you have some­thing recorded, or a pic­ture, or just some­thing you seen that was sus­pi­cious, and you think it is im­por­tant, please let us know. It might help us to catch th­ese guys.”

Gar­cia said any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to call the Eas­ton Bar­rack at 410-822-3101 or the Queen Anne’s Sher­iff’s Of­fice at 410-758-0770.

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PHO­TOS BY DENAE SPIERING

On Sun­day Oct. 8, MSP po­lice, Eas­ton Bar­rack’s are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a stolen ATM ma­chine from Pep-Up Gas Sta­tion, lo­cated at 2910, Ocean Gate­way Cam­bridge.

On Sun­day Oct. 8, MSP po­lice, Eas­ton Bar­rack’s are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a stolen ATM ma­chine from Pep-Up Gas Sta­tion, lo­cated at 2910, Ocean Gate­way Cam­bridge. Pic­tured above is the front door the sus­pects used to en­ter the build­ing and steal the ATM.

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