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Baltimore County Police are seeking to identify two suspects who used deception to steal multiple cell phones from a Wireless Zone store in Dundalk.

Surveillance video from the store, located in the 7800 block of Wise Avenue in Precinct 12, shows the two suspects walking around inside the store wearing baseball caps and bandages on their faces in an attempt to conceal their identities. Exterior surveillance video also captured them fleeing in a black 4-door Mercedez vehicle with what appears to be a an inoperative right side brake light.

 

The two bandaged suspects entered the Wireless Zone store around 4:35 p.m. on December 14. While one distracted the store clerk, the other slipped into a back area of the store and concealed a number of new Apple iPhone and Galaxy cell phones, still in boxes, under his clothing. When confronted by the clerk, the two suspects left the store. The clerk checked the stock room and found the phones were missing, then called police, but the suspects could not be located.

Both suspects appear to be thin males age 20-29. One wore a red hooded sweatshirt under a black jacket with a large Champion brand symbol, dark colored pants and red athletic shoes. He has a black mustache and is wearing bandages on his nose and chin. The other wore a plain black baseball cap, a black jacket, dark pants and white athletic shoes. He had a black mustache and goatee, and wore a bandage on each cheek.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case or the identity of these suspects is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

This case continues to be investigated by the Investigative Services Unit at Precinct 12.

UPDATE (December 19, 2016  11:59 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has announced an arrest in a fatal hit and run crash from August.

Just before 1 a.m. on August 23, 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. A vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck Tawney and fled. Tawney died at the scene.

Last week, after an intensive Crash Team investigation, a Baltimore County Grand Jury indicted 29-year-old Daniel Earl Lawrence of the 400 block of Riverside Drive 21221 in connection with the crash. He was taken into custody just before 11:30 p.m. last night and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The indictment charges Lawrence with Failure to Immediately Stop Vehicle at Scene of Accident Involving Death, Failure to Immediately Return and Remain at Scene of Accident Involving Death, and Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident Resulting in Death.

  

  

  

 

  

  

  

  

 

 

UPDATE (October 13, 2016  8:44 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000.00 for the tip that leads to the arrest and charges filed and family and friends of the victim are now offering an additional $3,000 reward for the tip that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who hit and killed 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney on North Point Boulevard August 23.

Just before 1 a.m. on August 23, Tawney was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. A vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck Tawney and fled. Tawney died at the scene.

Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle may have some damage to the front end including the headlamp, hood, and fender areas.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

UPDATE (October 5, 2016  11:24 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward in this case of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect. For more details, see the Metro Crime Stoppers Website.

UPDATE (September 21, 2016  10:11 a.m.):

Investigators with the Baltimore County Police Crash Team are continuing to investigate a deadly hit and run accident on August 23 in Dundalk.

Just before 1 a.m. on August 23, 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. A vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck Tawney and fled. Tawney died at the scene.

Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle may have some damage to the front end including the headlamp, hood, and fender areas.

Crash Team investigators are working hard to identify the person responsible for this incident, but they need the public’s help. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (August 23, 2016  12:07 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash in Dundalk early this morning  that left a man deceased.

The investigation has indicated that at approximately 12:50 a.m., a pedestrian was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. An unknown vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck the pedestrian and left the scene. The vehicle may have some damage to the front end including the headlamp, hood, and fender areas.

The pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney of the 2500 block of Lodge Forrest Drive 21219.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (December 16, 2016  2:51):

Detectives with the Dundalk Precinct Investigative Services Team are investigating after a man stole an $8,000 necklace from a jewelry store in Eastpoint Mall.

The investigation has indicated that the suspect entered the Elite Gold and Diamonds store just before 4 p.m. on December 7 and asked to see a gold necklace worth $8,000. A store employee handed it to him, he put it around his neck, and ran from the store. A store employee chased the suspect onto the parking lot where he got into a silver Honda Accord.

The store employee stated he was standing about 50 to 75 feet from the Honda Accord and that someone inside the vehicle pointed what he believed to be a gun at him. The vehicle fled the scene on Eastern Avenue towards Essex.

Images of the suspect were captured on the store’s video surveillance system.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Dundalk Precinct at 410-887-7320 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.


 
 
Revised September 27, 2016