COLUMBIA, Md. - Howard County Police have arrested and charged a man for multiple burglaries.
After locating a stolen car on November 22, police noticed Robert Stone walking by a home, wearing a mask and gloves. Stone, 42, of Daystar Court, ran to the car and tried to drive away, but was captured by the officers.
After investigating officers found that a nearby house had been burglarized. Stone was arrested at the scene.
After later searching Stone's home police found a stolen green purse with foreign currency that had been stolen on July 14 in a home in the 6800 block of Creekside Road in Clarksville.
Stone was later released on bail while police executed a search warrant and were applying for additional burglary charges.
Another warrant was issued for Stone in connection with a burglary on August 31 in the 5900 block of Bright Flow Mews, Columbia.
In that burglary a man said that he awoke to a male suspect in his bedroom looking over his dresser. The suspect left after the man yelled for him to leave. A sheer gold bag containing gift cards had been stolen.
That gold bag was found in Stone's home during a police search.
Baltimore City Police picked Stone up after that new warrant was issued.
Stone was charged with:
Police need your help
Detectives are investigating to see if Stone is connected to other burglaries. If you have information call 410-313-STOP. You can also text anonymously through a new smartphone app, "iWatchHowardCounty." Get more information at www.iWatchHowardCounty.com.
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