Two Anne Arundel County women have been charged with theft and other crimes after allegedly stealing items from a car that was parked in a parking lot at the Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie. The two women reportedly attempted to evade police by driving away, which led to a foot chase involving one of the women through the mall before she was taken into custody.
Around 3:30 p.m., police were called to the parking lot after a report by a man claiming his property was taken from his car. The man had been alerted by a witness that two women had used tools to enter his vehicle while he was inside the gym. The witness told the man that the two women were driving a black Volkswagen. When police arrived, the man informed them that his wallet and credit cards were missing from his car.
An officer approached a car in the lot matching the description given by the witness. As he neared the black Volkswagen, the car began to drive toward the mall entrance. The driver stopped the car and entered the mall on foot, with the police officer following behind, also on foot. Both women were taken into custody at the scene and charged with theft and possession of burglary tools. The driver was also charged with reckless endangerment and, since she had multiple outstanding warrants for her arrest, was served with those as well. Police are investigating other possible thefts.
A theft charge conviction can have a devastating impact on a person’s criminal record and far-reaching ramifications for his or her life. A qualified criminal defense attorney may be able to reduce penalties for theft charges by negotiating a plea bargain with the prosecution.
Source: WBALTV, “Anne Arundel County police apprehend 2 women in car theft”, August 09, 2013