After 16 airbags and one vehicle were stolen this week, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public in identifying the suspect(s).
The thefts occurred overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning, according to the a statement from the sheriff's office, which said Aberdeen, Abingdon and Belcamp were targeted.
The thefts occurred after the suspect(s) broke the rear passenger window of each vehicle, unlocked the front door, opened the hood to disconnect the battery and stole the airbag from the steering wheel, the statement said.
Damage and theft were estimated to be approximately $1,200 per vehicle, according to police, who said no other items were stolen from the autos.
In addition, a resident in the 4100 block of Mantlewood Way in Aberdeen said his 2010 black Honda Accord was stolen, and police found it a short time later in the 2600 block of Longridge Court in Abingdon, where other airbags had
been stolen, police said.
At this time, there are no suspects, according to the sheriff's office.
Anyone with information may contact the criminal investigation division of the Harford County Sheriff's Office at 410-838-5437. Callers may remain anonymous. Tipsters whose information leads to the arrest and indictment of those involved may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.