16 Airbags Stolen from Harford County Neighborhoods, Sheriff's Office Says

Police are offering up to $2,000 in cash for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about possible suspects.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about possible suspects.

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.

Jen February 23, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Why not just tell every idiot in the world how to do it now why don't you....
jb February 23, 2014 at 10:09 AM
What Jen said.
dianne jacobs February 23, 2014 at 12:27 PM
I have recently read an article in a medical journal that the powder found in airbags are being used as an illicit drug and is going for a lot of money. I think we will be seeing more thefts as drug addicts find yet another way to fry their brains and kill themselves for the "fun of it".
Frank D. Barringer February 23, 2014 at 07:32 PM
When you break out a window the alarm should go off yes?


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