Police arrest man possibly linked to multiple Towson area car break-ins

A man was arrested in Towson last week who police say could be linked to as many as 20 car thefts.

Capt. Jan Brown of the Towson Precinct said Therin Armstrong, who was arrested July 23, is being investigated in connection with “upwards of 20 crimes” involving thefts from cars.

Police spokesman Shawn Vinson said Armstrong was arrested in the 100 block of Midhurst Road around 3 a.m. when a resident heard a car alarm, then looked outside to see Armstrong standing next to the ransacked car.

Police later found Armstrong on his bike nearby and arrested him, Vinson said.

Court records show Armstrong is charged with two counts of fourth-degree theft, two counts of rogue and vagabond, theft of less than $100 and possession of a controlled substance.

In addition to those charges, police are investigating whether Armstrong was connected to other car break-ins between May and July.

Court records show Armstrong is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center. A judge set bail at $3,000.

The Office of the Public Defender, the only attorney listed, did not return a request for comment.

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