Three more license plates were stolen off vehicles in Annapolis bringing the total to seven since the start of the new year, according to city police.
A license plate was stolen off a motorcycle in the 1200 block of Marda Lane sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. And both plates were taken off a vehicle in the 1000 block of Baywind Drive on Jan. 3 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
In total, five vehicles have had one or more plates removed.
"Unfortunately, it is difficult to link the thefts to one person as they are city-wide and no particular vehicle," Sgt. Eric Crane said.
Earlier this month, Crane told Patch that people steal plates for a number of reasons. Thieves put them on a stolen vehicle, or on their car to commit another crime. He also said some people steal plates because they are unable to register their own vehicle because they owe money to the Motor Vehicle Administration.
He said police are still note sure whether the thefts are related.
The stolen plate numbers are as follows: 37W012, 1AW8429, 021165X and 9D0064.
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