3 newspaper boxes stolen as rash of thefts continues

More newspaper vending machines were reported stolen over the weekend, by thieves who appear to be cutting them free with a chain saw.

Three Washington Post boxes were taken from in front of the District Court building in Glen Burnie, Elkridge Landing Road near the airport and a Denny's restaurant in Millersville.


The thefts occurred Friday and Saturday but were not reported to police until Tuesday.

Two other Post vending machines were reported stolen two weeks ago, from the Hidden Valley Apartment complex and from the Super Fresh grocery store at the Odenton Shopping Center.


Each box is worth about $200 and contains about $30 in cash and newspapers, police said.

Also over the weekend, two newspaper boxes belonging to the Capital-Gazette Newspapers were stolen, from a Dunkin' Donuts shop in the 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road and from the 4600 block of Mountain Road.

Eight other Capital-Gazette boxes and two Baltimore Sun boxes were reported stolen this week.

Police recovered several of the boxes dumped in a park in Severn this week, but the money containers had been stripped off.