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Police seek IDs for Baltimore County shoplifters

Posted at 1:49 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 23:24:05-04

Baltimore County Police are seeking public assistance in identifying two outstanding suspects from a shoplifting ring plaguing area hardware stores.

The men in the above photos were seen on surveillance footage taking tools from a Home Depot in Western Baltimore County. Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying them.

“Basically what they are doing is going into these home improvement stores in groups of two to four people," said Baltimore County Police Department Officer Jennifer Peach. "It’s not always the same suspects at the same time, some are paired up and then in the next hit they pair up with somebody else.”

The organized crew of shoplifters have stolen more than $100,000 worth of tools, typically Dewalt or Milwaukee tool kits. Police have so far cleared 15 of 40 cases in which the group is suspected, ranging from Delaware throughout Maryland. 

“We know that they are selling these items on the black market or they’re selling them to another individual who then goes and sells them on the black market," said Peach.

Detectives have identified three members of the crew so far: 50-year-old Eric Sebastian Cooke of the 500 block of South Longwood Street in Baltimore, 29-year-old Danielle Victoria McCory of the 2600 block of Harlem Avenue in Baltimore, and 47-year-old Spencer Whitridge Thomas of the 2700 black of Harlem Avenue in Baltimore City. 

If anyone has any information about the unidentified suspects, or has additional information to share about the crimes, contact police at 410-307-2020, or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP (866-756-2587)