Two Perry Hall residents have been charged with stealing metal from the construction site of the planned Royal Farms in the 9600 block of Belair Road.
Between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 1, the construction site foreman confronted a small group of people who he witnessed loading 15 to 20 metal studs and other pieces of scrap metal into the back of a mini van, according to a police report.
The foreman recognized the metal studs from his site at the corner of Belair Road and Glen Park Drive, and said they had likely been removed over the weekend and hidden in some trees and shrubs. Upon the foreman's request, the suspects returned the metal to the site, before leaving the scene, police said.
The foreman reported the theft to police, who identified two of the people involved as Erin Louise Tanner Phillips, 32, and Gary Craig Miller Jr., 36, of the same address in the 4200 block of Chapel Road, according to police.
They were both arrested on Monday and charged with drug possession and theft of less than $1,000, police confirmed.
Both suspects are being investigated in additional area thefts, according to Capt. Michael Balog of the White Marsh police precinct.
Baltimore County police have not yet released booking photos of the suspects.