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FBI seek man in connection with ATM robberies

Tracy Delong Fletcher was put on home detention but removed monitoring device

Tracy Delong Fletcher was put on home detention but removed monitoring device

March 02, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

The FBI believes a man charged in connection with a multistate ATM theft spree in late 2005 might be connected with the Feb. 16 robbery of a Sovereign Bank ATM in Hagerstown, FBI Spokeswoman Michelle Crnkovich said Wednesday.

Tracy Delong Fletcher, 29, is wanted by the FBI in connection with the Feb. 16 robbery and the robbery of a Baltimore ATM this past weekend, she said.

According to published reports, Fletcher and three other men were arrested and charged in Spotsylvania County, Va., in December 2005 in connection with a multistate ATM theft ring.

Fletcher, Jarvis L. Brooks, 30, Stephen L. Cure, 22, and Eugene J. Jenkins Jr., 22, all of Bowie, Md., were charged with grand larceny, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools in connection with the theft ring, according to published reports.

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Crnkovich said that since his arrest, Fletcher was placed on home detention, but he took off his monitoring device. His whereabouts were unknown, she said.

The Herald-Mail reported that one or two people cut into the ATM at Sovereign Bank at Long Meadow Shopping Center at about 4 a.m. Feb. 16. The thieves allegedly stole a truck from Longmeadow Exxon.

Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Paul Kifer said the way in which the robbery occurred is similar to those reported in Washington County in late summer/fall 2005.

Masked men who used stolen pickup trucks were involved in thefts at two Hagerstown Trust ATMs -one on Wesel Boulevard on Sept. 15 and another on Jefferson Boulevard on Nov. 4. The trucks were used to pull open those banks' island-style ATMs and steal the money they contained, according to published reports.

Fletcher is described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 185 pounds. He has a medium build and has black hair and brown eyes.

He might be driving a two-toned, green and silver Chevrolet Blazer, according to an FBI written release.

Fletcher should be considered armed and dangerous, the release states.

The FBI asks anyone with information on Fletcher's whereabouts to call the Washington field office at 202-278-2000 or the Baltimore field office at 410-277-6688.

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