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Second Storefront Crash Leads to Burglary

Three suspects escaped the scene with an unknown amount of merchandise from the Bowie Macy's, according to Bowie police.

Three men allegedly drove a conversion van through the north entrance of the Macy’s in Bowie Town Center Friday morning and took an unknown amount of merchandise from the store, Bowie police said.

After grabbing the merchandise, the suspects fled the scene in a 1997 Dodge Regency, which they later abandon on the 3400 block of Nottingham Lane, according to the police report.

The glass door, door frame and security gate all sustained heavy damage, but no injuries were reported.

This is the second incident of people driving a van through a storefront in Bowie Town Center this month. On Oct. 3, an unknown number of men crashed a van into the Last Stop storefront where they attempted to steal merchandise, but the items were chained to the display so their attempt was unsuccessful, police reported.

The suspects in the Oct. 3 attempted burglary were unable to flee the scene in the van because the vehicle sustained heavy damage when driving through the front of the store, and they instead fled in a waiting vehicle, police said.

Bowie police are looking into both crimes, but thus far have found no evidence of a connection, said Bowie Police Chief John Nesky. 

This story has been updated.

Shaka Zulu October 23, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Offer substanial amount of money and someone will turn them in.
onemanband October 23, 2012 at 03:57 PM
One would think the October attempted burglary was brazen enough for security to step up at the Town center.Brazen too is the fact that Bowie police station is right around the corner. i am concerned for my beloved town

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