Germantown Lunch Break Burglar Convicted in Washington County Heist

Andrew Tyler Olden, 25, receives suspended 20-year sentence for burglarizing a Keedysville, MD, home, The Herald-Mail reports.

A diesel mechanic in Germantown convicted of stealing more than $30,000 from homes during his lunch breaks has been convicted of an additional heist in Washington County, MD, The Herald-Mail reports.

Andrew Tyler Olden, 25, received a suspended 20-year sentence for taking more than $60,000 worth of cash and property from a Keedysville, MD, couple, The Herald Mail reported.

In February, Olden received a 60-year sentence for burglarizing upper Montgomery County homes—a total of eight homes between April 20, 2011 and May 27, 2011, Patch has reported.

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Nelson W. Rupp Jr. suspended all but 20 years of Olden’s sentence, with five years of supervised probation and $31,595 in restitution to victims.

Olden has been convicted of burglaries in Montgomery, Washington, Frederick and Howard counties, court records show.

During his trial in Montgomery County, Olden testified that he burglarized homes to fuel a heroin habit. He and his girlfriend reportedly sold the stolen goods to a now-closed jewelry shop at Lakeforest Mall.

According to prosecutors, the investigation of Olden led to charges against jewelry shop owner, Kyong Cha “Mrs. Kay” Fromme, who was convicted of improper record keeping and buying stolen merchandise. Fromme was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation and was banned from the second-hand jewelry business, Patch has reported.


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