Police Arrest Trio In Connection To Several Baltimore Area ATM Thefts and Robberies


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - Three men have been charged with several robberies and ATM thefts amounting to almost $90,000 in stolen cash, according to charging documents.

Stephan James Vaughn, 44, was charged with second-degree burglary and vehicle theft. Frank Richardson, 39, and Kobe Smith, 34, have been charged with second-degree burglary and other theft charges.

Police arrested the trio in connection to a string of ATM thefts from 26 different businesses across Baltimore County and City. Police say the men used crowbars to break into businesses and steal ATMs, cash, and liquor.

According to charging documents, the burglaries were committed by three men driving the same car. On October 17, a judge ordered a GPS tracker be placed on the suspect’s silver BMW with South Carolina plates.

Police used the tracking device to connect the three suspects and their vehicle to several crimes.

On November 2, police tracked the vehicle to a Dunkin Donuts on Boston Street in Baltimore and responded approximately three hours later to an attempted ATM theft at that location. Police say the suspects failed to open the ATM but stole $185 from the cash register.

Later that same day, police tracked the vehicle to The Big Apple Organic, a convenience store in Baltimore City. Police later reported that an ATM was stolen from that location.

According to investigators, the men got rid of the ATM on Callow Ave. and then drove to Echodale Ave where officers located the silver BMW. Police say the suspects escaped the car and attempted to flee the scene.

In the vehicle, police found a 9 mm “ghost gun” with the serial number scratched off, extended magazines for the handgun, a yellow crowbar, and a backpack containing money confirmed to have been stolen from The Big Apple Organic.

Vaughn, Richardson, and Smith were arrested behind homes on Echodale Ave.

On top of the thefts at Big Apple Organic and Dunkin Donuts, charging documents state that the trio stole:

  • Over $37,000 from Star Auto Service in Towson
  • Over $8,500 from Club Baltimore on Pulaski Highway
  • Over $5,000 from King Liquors on Pulaski Highway
  • Over $10,000 from Speedy’s Liquors on Pulaski Highway
  • Over $10,000 from D&M Liquors on Chesaco Ave.
  • Over $12,000 from Wilkens Liquors on Arbutus Ave.
  • Over $5,000 from Omega Grocery on North Point Road

All three men are currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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