Bank Burglary

Harford County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Sun Trust Bank in the 1400 block of Pulaski Highway around 3:59 a.m. after the bank's alarm was triggered Wednesday. Two men allegedly tried to rob the Edgewood bank by knocking a hole in the wall of a vacant business next door. (Nicole Munchel | Aegis staff, Patuxent Homestead / July 15, 2011)

Two men allegedly tried to get at the money in an Edgewood bank Wednesday by knocking a hole in the wall of a vacant business next door.

Harford County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Sun Trust Bank in the 1400 block of Pulaski Highway around 3:59 a.m. after the bank's alarm was triggered, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

Deputies saw a man, later identified as Edgar Soler, leaving the vacant building next to the bank and stopped him for questioning, according to the sheriff's office.

Another man sped away in a dark, older model Toyota and deputies pursued the car to the Baltimore County line then contacted Baltimore County Police about the vehicle description.


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Police believe Soler, of Euclid Street in Baltimore, and another man allegedly used a key to access the vacant business then knocked a hole in the wall and entered the Sun Trust Bank, according to the sheriff's office.

The men allegedly broke the top off of an ATM machine inside and tampered with the safe, according to the sheriff's office. It was unclear Wednesday afternoon whether any money was taken.

Police are investigating the possibility that the men were involved in other burglaries in the area, according to Captain Keith Warner with the sheriff's office.

Soler, 50, of the 4200 block of Euclid Street, as charged Wednesday with second-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree burglary and two counts of vandalism more than $500.

Soler has a lengthy criminal record with more than 20 convictions, several of those for burglary and theft-related crimes, Assistant State's Attorney Alison Carver said during Soler's bail review hearing in Harford County District Court Thursday.

Soler was being held Thursday afternoon at the Harford County Detention Center in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the vehicle involved is asked to contact Det. Andrew Lane with the sheriff's office, 410-836-5431.