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Baltimore County Police is asking for help identifying these suspects in connection with a residential burglary in Catonsville after they used stolen credit cards at various convenience stores.

The burglar(s) broke into the home in the 200 block of Hilton Avenue overnight, taking electronics, a wallet with cash and credit/bank cards, and keys to the above depicted red Ford Focus, which the suspect(s) also stole, all while the residents were sleeping.

The stolen cards were used at 7-Eleven stores on West Franklin Street, Sherwood Road, and York Road, at an Exxon Gas Station on Falls Road, and at Collins Mini Mart on Frederick Avenue following the burglary. The stolen red Ford Focus has since been recovered.

Anyone who is able to identify any of the suspects in the above images taken from store surveillance cameras is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit is continuing to investigate these crimes.

Update: January 23, 2:45 p.m.:

Baltimore County Police have identified the man found dead Monday by firefighters as they were conducting salvage operations following a small house fire in Catonsville. 

He is Francisco J. Cabezas, 34. His last known address is in the Gaithersburg area.

Original release:

The body of a man was found last night in the attic area of a house in Catonsville following a small dwelling fire.

The victim has not yet been identified by Baltimore County Police fire investigators, whose investigation is ongoing. The victim was found by Baltimore County firefighters as they conducted ovehaul following the one-alarm fire.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 400 block of Commonwealth Ave., 21228, at 6:59 p.m. First-arriving crews saw smoke coming from the gables. Crews knocked the fire at 7:07 p.m.

Investigators said the house appeared to be vacant and the victim was living in the attic space, using a fire to keep warm.

An autopsy by the Office of the State Medical Examiner is pending.

On Wednesday, October 24, the Baltimore County Police Department activated new speed cameras in a school zone.

The new speed cameras are located at Westowne Elementary School in the 400 block of the northbound and southbound lanes of Harlem Lane in Catonsville. For the first 30 days, motorists exceeding the speed limit by at least 12 mph will receive warnings rather than citations. All speed camera zones are marked with signage.

In compliance with state law, Baltimore County’s speed cameras operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., including during the summer months and on weekdays when school is not in session.

Further information on the use of speed cameras and a list of other locations in Baltimore County can be found on our website.

Revised June 27, 2017