An Edgewater man was arrested and charged yesterday with multiple counts of theft and other related charges for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of gift cards from a car, Anne Arundel County police said.
Andrew Jay Shockey, 27, was arrested for breaking into a car on Millhaven Court in Edgewater. According to police, detectives received information on a suspect who had broken into a car. The crime had not yet been reported due to the victim being out of town.
Detectives linked Shockey to using several of the gift cards stolen from the car at stores in the Annapolis area. He was arrested at his house, where detectives recovered numerous electronics that were bought with the stolen gift cards and several thousand dollars in gift cards that Shockey had not yet used.
Police wants to remind citizens to always remove valuables and lock their vehicle doors.