Three people charged in theft of computer


Three Baltimore residents were arrested Monday afternoon on theft charges after a computer was stolen from a Glen Burnie store, county police said.

Two men and one woman used stolen Visa and Discover credit cards to buy a Toshiba computer worth $2,201 from CompUSA in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway. Later, the woman, who said her name was Dana Brown, used the credit cards to buy a $2,700 Compaq 400 Ventura computer from Computer City in the 500 block of Ordnance Road. When clerks tried to confirm the sale, the woman ran out of the store with one of the male suspects, police said.

Officer Roger Crawford stopped a maroon 1989 Ford Probe, described as the getaway car, on Ordnance Road before it got to Ritchie Highway. The three occupants were arrested after the manager at Computer City identified them, police said.

Tracey Elizabeth Harper, 30, of the 1700 block of Madison Ave. was charged with felony theft and attempted theft. Curtis Williams, 34, of the 200 block of Atholgate Lane and Jerome Scott, 33, of the 100 block of N. Rockland Road were charged with conspiracy to commit felony theft.

8 shirts stolen from store by youth

A youth stole eight shirts from a Glen Burnie store Tuesday afternoon and escaped by running into some nearby woods, county police said.

The youth walked into the Champs Sportswear store in the 7900 block of Ritchie Highway shortly after 3:30 p.m. He grabbed the shirts, worth about $40 each, and ran out the door to a waiting maroon Mustang, police said.

The youth driving the Mustang told police the thief offered him money for a ride and asked him to stop after driving about 200 feet. The suspect then fled into the woods. The driver stopped when store security officers flagged him down, police said. He told them he didn't know the thief or that a theft had occurred, police said.

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