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Arnold man charged with theft from cars

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Anne Arundel County police are investigating several armed robberies that occurred over the weekend in Brooklyn Park, Galesville, Glen Burnie and Annapolis. In several cases, they have descriptions of the suspects, but have been unable to locate them.

Officers on patrol in Gambrills did arrest a 29-year-old Arnold man in connection with a series of thefts from autos.

Officers stopped a vehicle, known to be involved in the thefts, at about 3 a.m. Friday on Reidel Road, near Route 3. The driver Brandon Michael Smith of the 1100 block Wright Avenue gave officers the consent to search the vehicle. Officers found burglary tools and several electronic devices, one of which was recently reported stolen from a car in the neighborhood.

Smith was charged with possession of burglary tools, theft under $1,000 and rogue and vagabond. His vehicle was impounded.

Last October, Smith was identified as a suspect involved in a previous theft, after video footage of a vehicle break-in in Crofton was posted on the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Facebook page. Several callers revealed his identity to police.

Mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com

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