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Keyword: theft

Original release (May 26, 2016  7:34 p.m.):

A Maryland Transportation Authority Police Officer has been arrested and charged with theft.

Corporal Shane Schapiro (36) has been charged with Theft from $10,000 to under $100,000. He turned himself in yesterday afternoon at the Towson Precinct and was released on $10,000 bail.

The charges stem from an investigation into missing and misappropriated funds from FOP Lodge 34 where Shapiro is a former President. FOP Lodge 34 represents Maryland Transportation Authority Police Officers and is located in Middle River.

The investigation is being conducted by the Baltimore County Police Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit.

Due to the sensitive nature and early stage of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

Booking Photograph of Shane Schapiro

Original release (April 29, 2016  10:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery at a Royal Farms store and thefts from two other Royal Farms stores. 

On March 8, the suspect entered a Royal Farms Store in the 7200 block of York Road 21212, approached the counter with items to purchase, and asked for four cartons of Newport cigarettes.  He leaned over the counter towards the clerk and said, “I need you to kick it out”.  The suspect ran out the door and got into a silver minivan after a customer yelled at him. 

On March 15, the suspect entered a Royal Farms Store on 1500 block of East Joppa Road 21286, approached the counter, and asked the clerk for six cartons of Newport cigarettes.  When the clerk asked the suspect for identification he advised he didn’t have any and walked out of the store.  The clerk walked away from the register and the suspect ran behind the counter grabbing the 6 cartons of cigarettes. 

On April 27, the suspect entered the Royal Farms Store in the 6000 block of Falls Road 21209. He approached the counter with items to purchase and asked the clerk for four cartons of Newport cigarettes.  As the clerk walked away to retrieve cigars, the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed the cigarettes.  

These incidents are under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. 

Anyone with information on the suspect or these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (April 12, 2016  3:13 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a March 22 theft at a White Marsh jewelry store.

The investigation has indicated that on March 22 at 6:40 p.m., the suspect entered the Reeds Jewelers located in White Marsh Mall. He approached the counter and asked to see a ring, valued at $6,000, from a display case. When the employee handed the suspect the ring, the suspect fled the store.

The suspect in this case is also believed to be responsible for a theft from the Bowie Town Center Kay Jewelers. A video surveillance image was captured of the suspect in that case.

This incident is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Organized Retail Crime Team.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Picture of suspect at the Bowie Town Center
Kay Jewelers

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016