$6K in Cell Phones Stolen on Route 40

The Havre de Grace Police Department provided the following information.

Pulaski Hwy., 900 block. 10:10 a.m. on Nov. 12. On arriving for work at the Verizon store, an employee discovered that iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones had been stolen. The items missing had a retail value of more than $6,500. Police said there are no suspects and there was no sign of forced entry. Officials are reviewing surveillance videos. 

Ontario St., 800 block. 6:32 p.m. on Nov. 9. Someone threw a stick through the front window of a home, breaking the glass pane and causing $150 in damage. Residents were inside the home at the time of the incident. Police said there are no suspects.

Pulaski Hwy., 1000 block. 9:49 a.m. on Nov. 9. A man was arrested at Save-a-Lot and charged with theft after police found him shoplifting. A store employee called police after the man left the store several times with a bag and returned. When police investigated, they found stolen food in the bag totaling $21, including frozen tomatoes, eggs, turkey breasts, mixed vegetables, coffee and breakfast sausages.

Franklin St., 500 block. 8:30 a.m. on Nov 6. The landlord of an apartment house complex said two apartments used for storage had been ransacked. Glass was broken in one of the apartments. Nothing was reported stolen. The incident occurred sometime between Nov. 3 and Nov. 6.

Monica schlegel November 14, 2012 at 01:27 PM
MDBronco, I'm with you. I felt bad after reading about the grocery theft. Someone is hungry if they're stealing food. There was no profit to be gained by stealing breakfast sausages. I wouldn't have the heart to charge the person, let alone prosecute, a person for taking food. It's really sad.
Concerned November 14, 2012 at 06:51 PM
It is sad they have to steal food, but there are numerous outlets to get free food if you so desperately need it. Some people do it just to see how much or long they can do it without getting caught. And the cell phones sounds like a inside job since no forced entry and everything locked.
boom November 15, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Yeah because only people that are literally starving steal food. Get real ya apologists
John Cole November 15, 2012 at 01:06 PM
See United States v. Amaechi, 1991, last paragraph http://www.law.harvard.edu/publications/evidenceiii/cases/us_v_amaechi.htm Until recently it was a successful defence in France if you could prove that you were shoplifting because of need. However, stealing food worth $21 might seem excessive, even to a french judge!
MDBronco November 15, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Theft is theft, no argument there. I guess there is no justification to steal, does a child know that, if there was waiting at home to eat? It didnt sound like Steak and Shrimp was taken What is worse, theft for personal gain or a "will work for food scam". Not the judge hear, just hate to hear a story like this.


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