Arundel Mills guard charged in theft of safe with gold, money
Police looking for second suspect in theft from mall kiosk
John Thomas Cook IV is accused of stealing a safe from a kiosk at Arundel Mills mall. (Anne Arundel County Police / January 25, 2012)
The guard, John Thomas Cook IV, 22, of the 500 block of Ski Lane in Millersville, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of theft between $10,000 and $100,000. Police declined to say how much money or jewelry was in the safe. Cook posted $25,000 bail.
Justin Mulcahy, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, said mall officials called in the theft Sunday morning when workers at the Gold Rush kiosk found the safe missing. The spokesman said surveillance video helped detectives identify the suspect.
Mulcahy said police searched Cook's home and another location on Heather Stone Loop in Glen Burnie, where he said detectives found money and jewelry from the kiosk.