9 Car break-ins at Broadneck Park since January, police investigating

Woman says thief stole wedding, honeymoon pictures

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Suzanne Maloney put up over 20 fliers at Broadneck Park in Annapolis after her car window was broken, her purse was snatched and her wedding and honeymoon pictures were stolen. 

She has been bringing her 9-month-old puppy, Beretta, to the dog park.  

"It was not in plain view.  I put it way under the passenger side seat and covered it with a huge sweater. The word from the police is they were watching me," said Maloney.

It was Sunday, June 29, at around 2 p.m.  The same tree branch that police say was used to break her passenger side window is on the ground.  The car was parked just down the foot path in front of the baseball field. 

"It's just so alarming that it's not that far away and nobody heard it, nobody saw it.  It was the middle of the day on a Sunday,[and] lots of people were here.  And next thing I know my purse with all my valuables are gone," said Maloney.

Maloney says the next day a woman called and said she found her license and credit card while riding her bike on Kent Island.  Maloney got them back, but not before $300 were charged to the card.   

Still missing are the silver Coach purse, digital camera and flash drive with pictures she can't replace. 

"My husband and I just got married in October and we went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and I had my digital camera with all my honeymoon pictures on there.  I also had my wedding zip drive with all my professional wedding photography photos on there," said Maloney. 

She's a teacher and her husband is a Marine who deployed twice to Iraq.  Anne Arundel County police say it's one of nine car break-ins at Broadneck Park since January. 

"It appears the opportunistic criminals, potentially and it's a theory at this point, are waiting to see if somebody leaves their car with their purse or not , could it be in the vehicle," said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County police spokesman. 

Now Maloney carries a small purse with her.  Nothing of value is left in the car. 

"My husband was joking around last night.  He said, well maybe we can get another  honeymoon and we can just redo all the pictures," said Maloney. 

A sense of humor is the only way to survive, as Maloney leaves the park with no plans of coming back. 

Maloney asks that you call 443-618-7754, if you can help her and her husband restore their memories.
 


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