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Arrest, charges in Md. 'preppy' burglary

Howard County police say they have the man they called the "Preppy Burglar."

Jeremy M. Hall, 30, of Silver Spring, was arrested Thursday and charged with burglary, theft and destruction of property.

Police had said they were looking for a man who broke into and robbed a Highland house on Sept. 14 while wearing a tie and dress pants.

Police received a tip about Hall from a citizen who had seen a television report about the theft, according to a press release.

It is not not yet known if Hall was involved in other cases.

-- David P. Marino-Nachison

By Washington Post Editors  | September 24, 2010; 8:16 AM ET
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He forgot his tennis racket and wanted to borrow one for his singles match with Muffy later.

Posted by: fluxgirl | September 24, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Why do police call him the preppy burglar? Do they call minorities 'ghetto burglars'(or worse)? Way to perpetuate racist stereotypes Howard County!

Posted by: nivreg | September 24, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Why do police call him the preppy burglar? Do they call minorities 'ghetto burglars'(or worse)? Way to perpetuate racist stereotypes Howard County!


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Simply because of his attire, no more no less. And regarding minorities and crime, its an assumption that crimes occuring in P.G. or D.C. are committed by ghetto, ignorant and violent blacks. Whether spoken aloud or in the subtext stereotypes persist.

Posted by: eholmes27 | September 24, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

He didn't look particularly preppy to me. More like cubicle chic.

Posted by: pundito | September 24, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

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