Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary and theft of an automatic teller machine (ATM) from an Ellicott City CITGO last week, Howard County police said Wednesday.
Muiydeen Ayinla Nureni, 31, of Hyattsville, and Patric Jamal Frazier, 25, of Washington DC, face second- and fourth-degree burglary charges, theft and other charges in connection with the crime, which police said occurred in the early morning hours of April 10.
According to police, officers were dispatched to the CITGO, located in the 8300 block of Baltimore National Pike, at 2 a.m. April 10 for a report of a burglary. Police said officers found one of the front doors of the station forced open and an ATM stolen.
Through an investigation, police identified a suspect vehicle, a silver Dodge pickup truck, which was later located traveling on Interstate 95 near Route 32, police said.
Police said the officers pursued two suspects, Nureni and Frazier, before apprehending them. The suspect vehicle had been reported stolen in Beltsville on March 31, according to a police press release.
Police said they are investigating the possibility of Nureni and Frazier being connected to multiple other commerical burglaries in Howard County.
Both are being held at Howard County Detention Center on $500,000 bond, police said.