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Man Allegedly Stole $120,000 From Grandparents

Sean Alexander McColligan, 23, of the 9000 block of Hickoryhurst Drive, was arrested and charged in connection with the burglary of his grandparents home.

A Parkville man allegedly had an unusual target in a burglary scheme involving $120,000 in cash: his own grandparents.

Baltimore County Police say that 23-year-old Sean Alexander McColligan, of the 9000 block of Hickoryhurst Drive, is responsible for the burglary of his grandparents North Trail Way home in which $120,000 in cash and $200,000 in jewelry were stolen.

McColligan is charged with first-degree burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property in connection with the Oct. 18 burglary. He is currently being held on $75,000 bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The victims found a safe missing from their bedroom around 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17. The safe contained $120,000 in cash, $200,000 in jewelry and important documents, according to a police report.

McColligan, who was arrested for driving on a revoked license, initially denied involvement in the burglary, the report says. After police searched his Hickoryhurst Drive home and found upwards of $90,000 in cash.

The report notes that McColligan later admitted stealing the safe.

According to the report, he took the safe and cut it open using power tools then tossed it into a dumpster behind the Soda Pop Shop on Northwind Road. The jewelry and documents were hidden in a hamper at the Hickoryhurst Drive home.

Police recovered the stolen property and returned it to its owners.

A booking photo of Sean McColligan was not immediately available Friday afternoon.

DB October 19, 2012 at 11:20 PM
First off, who has that much cash on hand, expect a visit from the IRS. Second if you do have that much loot why would you keep it in a safe that can be carried away when there are bigger safes on the market, or at least bolt it down.
Parkvillehoney October 20, 2012 at 04:32 PM
The entire family has to be totally devastated. He needs a drug rehab program and intensive counseling as part of his sentence. How can the grandparents look at him in the future? There will have to be a lot of forgiveness and maybe counseling for the entire family to cope with this. I wish them luck.
Nicole Jordan October 21, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Why don't you keep your comments to yourself this is between him and his family!!!! This makes me sick that you can comment on a story when you don't even know the person!!
rob t. October 21, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Free cuban
Nicole Jordan October 21, 2012 at 08:13 PM
He's the father of my children and I will defend him and have his back til the day I die. Keep your comments to yourself if you're not gonna say something nice! Whatever his reason was or what is going on, like I said before, is his and his family's business!! So back off!!
Nicole Jordan October 21, 2012 at 09:15 PM
That's fine that everyone in the community knows what's going on but who are you?? Do you even know him or his situation!? I didn't think so!! So why doesn't everyone mind their own business and keep their comments to themselves!!
Parkvillehoney October 22, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Nicole, I am sure you have heard of freedom of speech. Also since these comments could be read by minors , please keep down the profanity. I hope you don't use this type of profanity around your children.
Tim October 22, 2012 at 03:38 AM
keeping that much cash on hand, wow. That's nuts.
Emily Kimball October 22, 2012 at 04:06 AM
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Emily Kimball October 22, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Users Buckets, Nicole Jordan and Realist have been suspended for violating the Patch terms of use regarding abusive and racist language - http://perryhall.patch.com/terms
Needaname October 13, 2013 at 09:02 AM
RIP S.A.M.
BobBaft October 15, 2013 at 10:22 AM
What happened? Sean McColligan either OD'd or got stabbed in jail? Or Nicole (his baby's momma) found out he had a boyfriend in jail?

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