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Three accused of burglaries at University of Maryland athletics building

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Local,Maryland,Education,Crime,Naomi Jagoda,University of Maryland

Three 22-year-old men who allegedly were involved in several burglaries at the University of Maryland's Varsity Team House building have been arrested, police said.

Igor Cooper Rosensteel, of Middle River, Richard Nathan Landa, of Freeland, and Ian Robert Hammer, of College Park, were arrested last month each face burglary and theft-related charges, according to University of Maryland police.

Hammer is a Maryland student, but the other two men are not, campus police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky said.

The burglaries took place in November and December, and property with a value of more than $20,000 was taken, police said. During the crimes, the men would force their way into the building and steal athletic equipment, largely items from the baseball and lacrosse teams.

Investigators determined that stolen items were being sold on an online auction website. When police executed several search warrants in the Baltimore area and on the College Park campus, they were able to recover a large portion of the stolen equipment.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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