Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Protect Those Garage Codes

Just catching up with this. From HoCo PD:

Howard County police have charged a Clarksville man for burglarizing his neighbors, and the investigation has led to the return of $25,000 worth of stolen jewelry to the victims. Police are working to identify possible additional victims.

Michael Edward Macon, 23, of 11819 Shepard’s Crossing in Clarksville, is charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary and two theft charges. He was released Thursday on a $25,000 unsecured bond from Howard County Detention Center.

On Sept. 13, police responded to the 11800 block of Shepard’s Crossing in Clarksville for a burglary. The victims had been on vacation and returned home to find approximately $30,000 worth of jewelry missing. There were no signs of forced entry.

Through an investigative lead, investigators discovered high-end jewelry matching the description from the victims that Macon had pawned in Laurel and Prince George’s County. Police are continuing to try to locate the remaining $5,000 of stolen jewelry.

Police believe Macon may have known the code to enter the victims’ garage, then entered the home.

Additional charges are pending further investigation and the possible identification of other victims.

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