ATM Theft Attempt In Owings Mills Leads To Jail

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OWINGS MILLS, MD — A former Baltimore City employee will reportedly serve a year in jail after he tried to steal an ATM over the winter in Owings Mills.

Kirk Parker Jr., 37, of the 6100 block of Frankford Avenue, pleaded guilty to attempted theft from $1,500 to $25,000 and malicious destruction of property over $1,000, court records show.

The crimes were committed around 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2021, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.

Officers were called to a reported burglary in the 9300 block of Lakeside Boulevard in Owings Mills and found a white truck with chains on it attached to an ATM, police said. When Parker saw police, he gave chase and was taken into custody near Embassy Circle, officials reported.

While Parker had originally been charged with burglary, that charge was dropped since the ATM was not part of a building, a prosecutor for the state's attorney told The Baltimore Sun.

The vehicle he used was a 2019 Ford F550 registered to the City of Baltimore with the city emblem and front license plate taped over, according to authorities.

Parker worked for the Baltimore City Department of Public Works at the time and was fired a month after Christmas, a spokesperson told The Baltimore Sun.

His job was not the only thing Parker lost following the attempted heist.

Parker was sentenced to one year in jail and 18 months of probation for attempted theft and malicious destruction of property, after he pleaded guilty in June.

Court records show he has been held without bail since Dec. 30, so he has a little more than five months left to serve.

Related: Baltimore County Police Arrest ATM Suspect

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