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Keyword: theft

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.

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.

Revised September 27, 2016