Left Unlocked, Running, White Marsh Security Vehicle Stolen
Police arrested the suspected car thief in Perry Hall shortly after the incident on July 8.
UPDATE (1:10 p.m., July 12)—A Baltimore man was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with stealing a security vehicle in White Marsh.
At about 1:10 a.m. on July 8, a female security guard with U.S. Security Associates, Inc. walked away from her vehicle, a Toyota Rav4, near The Avenue at White Marsh. The vehicle was left unlocked, running and with the key in the ignition, according to a police report.
The vehicle had been left running to stay cool in the "oppressive heat," according to Lt. Ron Brooks of the White Marsh police precinct.
The guard returned to find the vehicle missing and contacted police. Officers located the vehicle near Honeygo Boulevard and Belair Road and pursued it to Walter Avenue in Perry Hall, Brooks said.
Officers arrested Robert Allan Insley, 23, of the 3800 block of Frankford Avenue in Baltimore and charged him with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft less than $100, failure to obey a traffic device and attempting to elude police, court records show.
Brooks urged drivers not to leave vehicles unlocked or running, and said it is a traffic violation to do so.