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Suspects Steal Airbags from Autos

Communities of Aberdeen, Abingdon and Belcamp are Targeted

[February 21, 2014, Abingdon, MD] - Harford County Sheriff's deputies are investigating 16 thefts of airbags from automobiles, along with the theft of a motor vehicle that occurred overnight Wednesday night February 19th into Thursday morning February 20th in the communities of Aberdeen, Abingdon and Belcamp.

According to detectives, in almost all of the cases, the suspects would break out a rear passenger window, unlock the front door and then, after opening the hood and disconnecting the battery, re-enter the car and steal the airbag affixed to the steering wheel. Victims reported no other items were stolen and damage was limited to the window thieves broke to enter the car. Theft and damages are estimated at approximately $1200 per car. Police are also investigating the theft of a motor vehicle that happened during the same time period. While deputies were conducting an investigation in the 4800 block of Mantlewood Way, Aberdeen, a resident informed them his 2010 black Honda Accord was stolen. The car was recovered a short time later in the 2600 block Longridge Court in Abingdon, a community from where other car's airbags had been stolen.

Police have no suspects at this time and are asking for the public's help. If you have any information please call the Harford County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at 410-836-5437. Callers can also report tips anonymously and tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those involved.

Submit a Tip

Online:www.tipsubmit.com
Text message:Text "CRIMES" (274637)
Begin the message "MCS", then add the information.
Phone:Harford Crime Solvers: Call 1-888-540-8477

News Release

February 21, 2014

Contacts:

  • Edward Hopkins
    443-619-1466

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