UPDATE (May 17, 2016 10:49 a.m.):
Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the burglary of a Family Dollar store in Essex on April 28.
Samuel Phillip Lewis III (45) of the 12100 block of Eastern Avenue 21220 has been charged with second-degree burglary, theft less than $100, and destruction of property. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $25,000 bail.
After a previous media release about this case, tips came in that led to the identification and capture of the suspect.
Booking Photograph of Samual Phillip Lewis III
Original release (May 10, 2016 8:33 a.m.):
Baltimore County Police need the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect who broke into a store in Essex.
On April 28 at 1:55 a.m., the suspect gained entry to the Family Dollar Store in the 300 block of Eastern Boulevard 21221 by breaking the door glass with a rock. The suspect then took food, candy, and cigars from the store.
Pictures of the suspect were captured on the store’s video surveillance system.
The incident is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Video clips from the store's video surveillance system are available on our YouTube page.
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