A suspect in a homicide in Maryland was arrested by Lower Allen Township Police after a fraud investigation at the Walmart in the township.
Township police Thursday said they were dispatched to a fraud incident about 6 p.m. Wednesday involving people using stolen credit card information to purchase iTunes gift cards at Walmart. Officers arrived on the scene as the people were leaving.
Police said their vehicle was boxed in on the parking lot before it fled across an area of grass beside the store.
Police said officers attempted to catch the vehicle, which fled to the nearby Rossmoyne Manor development, and the development’s exits were blocked off as they searched for the vehicle.
The vehicle was located unoccupied in the development, having crashed into a utility pole. Officers spotted one of the people as he fled the development on foot.
With help from other departments, including Upper Allen Township Police, Camp Hill Borough Police and Hampden Township Police, as well as a State Police helicopter and K9s from Silver Spring Township Police and East Pennsboro Township Police, police apprehended Christopher Nicholas Miller, 27, of Riverdale, Maryland.
Police discovered Miller had a warrant for homicide out of Baltimore County. He is charged locally with two felonies and eight misdemeanors, with the possibility of additional charges to follow.
Police are still looking for two other people who were in the vehicle. They were last seen on foot fleeing the industrial area to the south of the neighborhood. Police had used thermal imaging from the State Police helicopter, but were unable to locate the other men.
By 8:15 p.m., it was determined the other suspects were no longer in the area, police said.
Police said at least a dozen credit cards with fraudulent or stolen account information on the cards were recovered in the investigation, along with several hundred dollars in iTunes and Walmart gift cards.
Police said the same suspects engaged in the same conduct the day before the incident.
Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 717-238-9676 or contact Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-628-8477.