Baltimore County Police have cleared fifteen shoplifting incidents at home improvement stores involving an organized crew of criminals, and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two more of the suspects.

The two suspects pictured above are associated with this shoplifting crew and were caught on surveillance camera taking tools from a Home Depot store in western Baltimore County. Detectives are now asking for the public's assistance in identifying these men.

The suspects involved in this shoplifting crew have stolen in excess of $100,000 worth of tools, usually Dewalt or Milwaukee tool kits like those seen pictured above. While detectives have cleared fifteen cases from Baltimore County, there are at least forty documented cases involving this group of suspects spanning throughout Maryland and in Deleware.

The suspects typically enter the stores, most commonly Home Depot or Lowes, in groups of 2 - 4 people and walk straight to the tool corral area, take easily carried tool kits, then walk together directly out of the store. Detectives have identified and charged three members of this shoplifting crew:

  • Eric Sebastian Cooke (50) of the 500 block of South Longwood Street in Baltimore City, 21223
  • Danielle Victoria McCory (29) of the 2600 block of Harlem Avenue in Baltimore City, 21216
  • Spencer Whitridge Thomas (47) of the 2700 block of Harlem Avenue in Baltimore City, 21216

Anyone who recognizes the two unidentified suspects or has any information on these crimes or additional suspects can contact police at 410-307-2020. These crimes remain under investigation by members of the Wilkens Precinct Investigative Services Unit.

Reward Offered

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.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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