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2 Charged in ATM Theft from Ellicott City Gas Station: Police

The men are accused of breaking into a Route 40 gas station and taking the automated teller machine.

CITGO on Route 40 in Ellicott City (Credit: Patch File Photo)
CITGO on Route 40 in Ellicott City (Credit: Patch File Photo)
After two men were charged in an Ellicott City gas station burglary, police are investigating whether they may be involved in other commercial burglaries in the area, the Howard County Police Department reported Wednesday.

At approximately 2 a.m. on April 10, police were dispatched to the 8300 block of Baltimore National Pike for a burglary and found the doors at the CITGO convenience store had been forced open and an ATM was stolen, according to a statement from the police department.

Police determined the suspect vehicle was a silver Dodge pickup truck—reported stolen from Beltsville on March 31—which officers located on Interstate 95 near MD Route 32, according to the statement.

Following a brief pursuit, the suspects were taken into custody, police said.

Muyideen Ayinla Nureni, 31, of Hyattsville, and Patric Jamal Frazier, 25, of Washington, DC, were both charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary; two counts apiece of malicious destruction of property greater than $1,000; theft under $10,000; unlawful taking of a motor vehicle; and unauthorized removal of property.

Nureni was charged with possession of a drug other than marijuana and Frazier was charged with eluding police by vehicle and on foot, according to court records.

Both men are being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $500,000 bond, according to police.

Police said the department was investigating whether Nureni and Frazier may have been involved in other commercial burglaries in Howard County.
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 08:17 AM
Good thing criminals are dumb, but to give them credit at least they hit a Citgo, Citgo is owned by Venezuela, never by anything from Citgo stations !!!!
Patrick Carter April 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Good two more tards off the streets
ladypoet April 17, 2014 at 02:59 PM
Wow to catch a thief! New series airing soon.
Terri Stafford April 19, 2014 at 06:10 PM
Career criminals need to be locked up for a long time.

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