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.