MILLERSVILLE, Md. -
No wonder they couldn't catch this guy shown in a surveillance video scouting out a liquor store Sept. 20 in Deale.
Suspected of multiple burglaries throughout the county, the suspect smashed the glass of Parks Liquors to get in and emerged 12 seconds later to make his getaway.
But Anne Arundel County police spotted a late-model Kia 90 minutes later that landed 54-year old David Holland behind bars.
"We pulled it over to find out who was in the vehicle and that's when they took him out and we saw all the stuff,” Officer Duane Raynor. “We saw the tire iron when we removed the gentleman from the vehicle underneath the driver's seat. You could see through the front windshield under the passenger's seat was the clothing the gentleman had with the hat and the bandana and the gloves."
Police say the same man had struck at a Crofton barber shop on Route 3 a week earlier.
"In and out... maybe 20 seconds," said stylist Lindsay Lease.
While the burglar may have had his method of operation down, Lease says he didn't appear to have a clue when it came to what he would take once he got inside.
"Four dollars and 25 cents in quarters. It's a big risk for not a whole lot of gain."
"A barber shop, a liquor store, a tobacco shop, a drycleaners, a Rita's Italian Ice, a Starbucks, a Jimmy Johns, a Ground Roundz and a Pizza Boli and those are the ones that we know about."
Chief Davis says Annapolis police are investigating two similar burglaries that may yet be tied to Holland along with a dozen or more others throughout the county.
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