UPDATE: Thief who Stole Over $500 Cash from ABC Liquors and Lounge was Identified and Money Returned

August 5, 2019

UPDATE 8/6/2019: The man who stole the cash from ABC on Sunday, August 4, contacted the owner and returned the full $525.oo to the store on Monday night.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received many tips giving the correct name of the thief from SMNEWSNET.com readers.

The name will be released and updates will be provided when charges are filed in District Court.

The employees and owners of ABC Liquors and Lounge would like to thank the readers of SMNEWSNET.com for identifying the thief so quickly.

Over 10,400 people read the article in the first 48 hours of going up!

8/5/2019: On Sunday, August 4, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the male subject in the video and photos below entered ABC Liquors and Lounge on Three Notch Road in California, Maryland and Stole $525.00 in cash from a bank bag that was mistakenly left on the lottery counter.

The thief can be seen reaching in the bag and stealing $500 in twenty-dollar bills and $25 in one-dollar bills.

The suspect has many identifiable tattoos, including the word REDEMPTION across his shoulder blades on his upper back.

One employee described him as a painter or working in construction where he would often have paint on him or his clothing when he was in the store on previous occasions.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect can anonymously leave a comment below that will be shared with the owner of ABC and police.

They can also contact DFC. Tirpak at (301) 475-4200 extension *8051, or by email at Sheena.Tirpak@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.


104 Responses to UPDATE: Thief who Stole Over $500 Cash from ABC Liquors and Lounge was Identified and Money Returned

  1. Joebiden on August 5, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Loser

    • Told ya on August 6, 2019 at 8:49 am

      well now don’t you feel silly? He returned the money. It was probably all just a big mix up. I swear you people on these forums are worse than TMZ with your hate, gossip, and rumors.

      Learn a lesson here…wait for facts to emerge before you become judge of some poor dude.

      • Forreal on August 6, 2019 at 12:27 pm

        Feel silly? Wow – You are a true dumbass!

        The thief returned the money ONLY because he discovered that he stole it on video!

        The “mix up” was the sad error that your parents made in birthing you!

      • Jimmy V. on August 6, 2019 at 2:53 pm

        Yeah, ok, Idiot. Is this your brother? Charges TO BE FILED! LOL

      • Hahahaha on August 6, 2019 at 3:59 pm

        What? What kind of mix up are you thinking this was? He accidentally waited for the employee to take his eyes off of him. And then accidentally committed the robbery and accidentally left quickly… and then later that night he realized he committed the crime, by accident, and returned the goods.. Yeah, that makes sense.

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 5:18 pm

        Hahah, right. A mix up? You can see the video, dummy. He is a loser, he only returned it because he was identified. As I stated already, facts is right there in the video.

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm

        Some poor dude? LOL! You are right about the losers that troll this site constantly, but how in the hell could this be just a mix up? Are you really that stupid? Do this world a favor and don’t have kids.

      • Matt Silver's Momma on August 7, 2019 at 7:58 am

        Nice try, Matt (Told ya). You’re not bright enough to engage in an intelligent conversation. Now go pick up momma a 12-pack of Natty Lite and some Newports.

  2. Wiggy on August 5, 2019 at 7:51 am

    He knew what he did. No idea who he is, but he’s not too bright.

    • Wiggy Whack on August 6, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      He knew what he did….and you say he’s not too bright?

      • I have a follower!!! on August 9, 2019 at 7:08 am

        Did you watch the video or are you trollin’ hard? He knowingly stole money, thought about the act after he committed the crime but didn’t have the foresight to realize that he would get caught.

  3. Inspector Gary on August 5, 2019 at 7:54 am

    I’m sure he’ll be back later today. He doesn’t look redeemed at all.

    • county boy jim on August 5, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      He looks like a guy who owes back child support.

  4. Bebop on August 5, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Great camera!!!

    • Pobeb on August 7, 2019 at 8:13 am

      I was thinking the same thing when i first watched this on Monday. More people should update their security camera’s.

  5. He's a 'low-brow' on August 5, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Things this guy has said since this happened:

    1. Huh?
    2. There’s a camera focused on the counter area in ABC Liquors?
    3. You’re kidding.
    4. I’m not a ‘smawt’ man, Jenny.
    5. Damn!
    6. F_<k!
    7. Guess I'll have to wait a month before going back in there.
    8. I need to find a new spot to get my weekly lottery tickets…for the next month
    9. Damn!
    10.F_<k!

    • jarnell stokes on August 5, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      11. By gawd with this money I’ll buy a new bat for the softball season.
      12. “honey, i’m coming home with 7 cases of 10oz and enough stuffed ham to last until thanksgiving”

  6. Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 8:28 am

    This won’t take too long. They have a clear picture of his face and all his nasty ink.

  7. Anon on August 5, 2019 at 8:40 am

    His name is Matthew Silver….

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      You are correct. Did you report to the police

      • Pobeb on August 7, 2019 at 8:16 am

        When you see a name drop and instantly look the person up on Facebook

    • commish jones on August 5, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      That’s not a county last name, so he’s going to jail.

    • J. White on August 5, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      Matt Silver, a native of PG county. Never underestimate what those white boys from PG county will do.

      • Suitland Soldier on August 5, 2019 at 5:42 pm

        You know that’s right! Represent! Whoop whoop!

        • Shaemus Mc. on August 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm

          Suitland? It might as well be Botswana. What a crap hole.

  8. Joe on August 5, 2019 at 8:43 am

    This guy has the Saint Mary’s County “White Trash Redneck” starter kit. Shades resting on his head, crappy cheap tattoos, and thick gold necklace.

    • Thatsasecret on August 5, 2019 at 10:40 am

      Don’t forget the wife beater!

      • oscar jank on August 5, 2019 at 1:17 pm

        we def need a photo of this guy in front of his 2001 Bayliner bow rider. This guy def has a bow rider.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 11:15 am

      Looking like that, plus stealing on camera…….and he isn’t even embarrassed!

    • Center of Left on August 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Nah, From Ohio, works for SMC LUGM.

      • 10ozBud on August 5, 2019 at 5:45 pm

        Seriously? Dang, they always getting busted for thievery and assault! What’s up with that?

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 2:02 pm

        What is SMC LUGM? A government contractor?

        • Wiggy on August 9, 2019 at 7:12 am

          Did you even attempt to find the answer for yourself? A simple google search will tell you what it is. You’re probably one of those douchebags on Craigslist who emails a seller to ask where the item is located even though it’s clearly posted in the ad.

  9. Adam 12 on August 5, 2019 at 8:46 am

    He’s as good as caught. Can’t hide that ink idiot.

  10. The REAL Truth on August 5, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Give the guy a break! He needed money for more crappy tats!

  11. PoPo Joe on August 5, 2019 at 9:08 am

    He hit the lottery!…..NOT! What a worthless POS. Those silly tats look like a comic strip. Obviously a detention center alumni.

  12. Bob c on August 5, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Picked the one place in the county with decent Cameras woops

    • 2nd Grader on August 6, 2019 at 6:42 am

      Whoops, not woops.

      • Me on August 6, 2019 at 5:37 pm

        Actually it’s oops, go back to kindergarten

        • Wiggy on August 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

          Depending on what the OP was trying to say, it could be oops or whoops. It’s not clear what they were trying to say so let’s just chill on the hateful banter.

  13. Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Is anyone wondering who or how it was that accessible? Almost seemed to easy & out in the open?

    • The REAL Truth on August 5, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      Judging by your grammar, it is no surprise that you had problems comprehending the story as well.

      “…and Stole $525.00 in cash from a bank bag that was mistakenly left on the lottery counter.”

      There you go! I shortened it up for you so maybe you will be able to process it this time. You’re Welcome!

    • Stop before you hurt yourself on August 5, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      ..how it was that accessible…did you actually watch the video? He had to get on his tip-toes just to see it! Then went all ‘Stretch Armstrong’ to reach a FULL ARMS LENGTH behind a counter display to swipe the money bag!

  14. gofigure on August 5, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Here comes the race baiter! SMH! trash is trash regardless of the race. if it was a black guy then yes….he would be trash too! Typical ignorance coming out! SMH

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      No. The point is if the thief was black, the comments would be a lot more aggressive, nasty and insulting. People would be posting comments about “they’re all the same,” “typical,” “only blacks steal,” “black lives steal,” “musta benn Obamuz sun,” etc.

      • Wiggy on August 6, 2019 at 9:17 am

        Yeah, those types of comments are never posted about criminals from different ethnicities.

        • Duh on August 7, 2019 at 8:35 am

          People see what they want to see. I see a dozen comments about this tool, but for some reason, those dont qualify for “TRUTH” as derogatory…

  15. predjudice puss on August 5, 2019 at 11:12 am

    What’s your problem, racist?

    Some white cop arrest your cousin for shoplifting at Walmart?

    Get a grip. That hateful BS has no place anymore.

    We don’t care what color a person is.

    People are all the same on the inside.

  16. MikeInMorganza on August 5, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Shouldn’t be too hard to catch this loser…

    • My name is___ and I'm an____ on August 5, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      I know where he is almost every night around 7:00. :/

  17. Anonymous #13 on August 5, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    POS Southern Maryland white trash. SMH. The idiot who left the bank bag on the counter isn’t too bright, either. Leave cash right smack in somebody’s face they’re going to go for it. Take the amount stolen out of the idiot’s paycheck.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 2:12 pm

      Speak for yourself? I don’t care if it is $1 or $1 million, if I didn’t earn it I would not take it.

      • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 7:25 pm

        That’s what you say but do you really think that anybody would believe you? You’re really going to pass up a $100 bill on the ground like it wasn’t there. Yeah right.

        • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

          Done it before, was at a field concert (Knotfest) and there was $100 on the ground between a lemonade stand and a tent selling concert junk. I could have easily picked it up and no one would have been wiser. Instead I notified both vendors and let them fight over it. This wasn’t the first time I tuned money in and it won’t be the last. That money wasn’t mine, I didn’t need it, and if I did I would work for it. Don’t assume everyone is an opportunistic thief just because you are.

        • Idiots Everywhere on August 6, 2019 at 11:00 am

          Finding a $100 bill on the street and taking a bag of cash from a counter at a store are two totally different things, and you know it. Idiot.

          • Classic trash on August 7, 2019 at 8:44 am

            Same thought. Only an idiot would equate “finding a $100 on the ground in a parking lot” with “reaching into a bank bag at a store”… LMFAO. Yes, the employee screwed up leaving the cash there, but it isnt like it fell of a truck…

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 12:33 pm

        You must be from Calvert.

        Over here we steal everything and live welfare check to welfare check.

    • Johnny5 on August 5, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      how about we deduct it from your racist ass ebt card?

    • Here's You're sign! on August 7, 2019 at 8:21 am

      He is actually from PG county but tell us how you really feel about people in Southern Maryland?

  18. Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Wow atleast we have some good pics to go off of!! I am sure someone can identify this thief! Wont take long at all!

  19. It's me on August 5, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Yep… Matt Silver on facebook lives in Waldorf

  20. parent - white one on August 5, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Lord where are the comments calling for his death? Trash, POS druggie, thug, no home training, PG county in the making. You white people are really letting the ball drop on this one. Only 23 comments?? Where are you ‘people’ at???? Must be on the black post….

    • Nate Forrest on August 5, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      I wouldn’t waste my time commenting about this loser or the colored, which are more violent.

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 12:35 pm

        But you just did, Nate.

    • You had to didn't you... on August 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm

      Racist…

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 12:36 pm

        More like it was YOU that had to….

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      There are plenty of comments calling him white trash and a loser. As for calling for his death, that only usually happens if they use a weapon in the commission of their crime or they terrorize the clerk. What I don’t see is anyone defending this turd and that is the way it should be. He deserves the shaming, the punishment, and any other bad thing that happens to him. He didn’t make a mistake, I don’t care about his struggles, and if he is a junkie that is a decision he made and we should not have to suffer for his bad choices.

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 12:37 pm

        100%

    • Rufus on August 6, 2019 at 7:29 am

      Bottm line he’s trash just like you Racist

  21. NotABama on August 5, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    You left out “VIOLENT”. You’re welcome, Tyrone.

  22. CUL8er on August 5, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Dam Matt,what were thinking of.
    Maybe buying some scratch offs. SMDH

  23. Dont break the law on August 5, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    His name is Matt Silver! Lifetime Loser! He has never been anything and obviously never will!!

  24. gimmie on August 5, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    did they say what happened to the incompetent employee that left the money on the counter

    • Idiots Everywhere on August 6, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Seriously victim blaming?

      • gimmie on August 7, 2019 at 7:55 pm

        the only idiot is you, YES I BLAME THE EMPLOYEE

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Promoted to head bottle stocker

  25. Seriously??? on August 5, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Went to check his FB page since you all identified him and yep!! You can clearly see his cheap ink in his pics and he has multiple pics of rooms he has painted. I hope the police follow up with your posts and I think it’s awesome the members of this community stepped up and outted him. Good job!

  26. Anonymous on August 5, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Matt ima need that money you owe me since you got it now smh

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      Best comment ever

  27. Bambino on August 5, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    check facebook there is a Matt Silver from Clinton looks like this guy.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      Your entire life is browsing Facebook.

      • Bambino on August 9, 2019 at 8:36 am

        As yours is browsing deez nutz on this site.

    • Anonymous on August 8, 2019 at 9:52 pm

      Damn snitchs

  28. John on August 5, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    It figures Matt Silver is a Trump supporter

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Price of tea in China?

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      Why ya say that, idiot?

    • Ohhh Billy!! on August 7, 2019 at 8:28 am

      This is by far the dumbest comment I’ve read today!! I’m a supporter of our commander and chief and you don’t see my ass stealing hard earned money from companies. Who He supports doesn’t make Him a criminal. The actions that He set’s fourth throughout his life is what makes Him a criminal.

      Mr. John, what you’ve just wrote is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  29. Nick on August 6, 2019 at 7:15 am

    He actually has two Facebook pages. One says he lives in Waldorf which has posts from 2016 and the other with more recent posts from 2018 says he lives in Clinton, Maryland.

    On another note, those cameras are pretty good, Walmart in California should be using those!

  30. Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Ok, He has been identified as Matt Silver from Waldorf. Now go pick him up.
    Go to Facebook and search his name. You will see him.

  31. Sherlock on August 6, 2019 at 8:44 am

    “The name will be released, but he was identified by our readers”. Ok, so I think I’ll just read the comments from your readers then

  32. The REAL Truth on August 6, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Will ABC be giving a round to the readers who identified the culprit?

    • Alex Ledford on August 7, 2019 at 8:26 am

      Dilly Dilly!

  33. Adam 12 on August 6, 2019 at 9:45 am

    He only returned the money because his face was plastered all over social media. What a POS.

  34. Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 11:54 am

    He didn’t do anything wrong! Not his fault the money was left out!

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      I hope you represent him at trial/

    • The REAL Truth on August 6, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      Would you say the same thing to someone who stole your car stereo or other possessions if you left your car doors unlocked?

      “He didn’t do anything wrong! Not his fault you left your car unlocked!”

      Moron!!

    • Charles on August 6, 2019 at 1:29 pm

      Umm yes he did, he saw that the money was out and he took it. If he had a brain and a conscience, he would have left it alone. He will still face theft charges.

    • MikeInMorganza on August 6, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      Victim blaming? Serioiusly? He knew it was wrong to steal which is why he was trying to be all sneaky about it in the first place…unfortunately for him, he had no idea the camera was watching him.

      You’re just as stupid as he is.

    • Bill Paid on August 6, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      You might want to read all the comments before you post. Jus’ sayin’.

  35. mochedda on August 6, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    At least he didn’t poop in the store like that one lady did. Good luck living that one down.

    • TakeADump on August 7, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      I’ll bet when he saw his face and name plastered all over the news and social media, he just about pooped himself!

    • Wiggy on August 9, 2019 at 7:17 am

      Neshia Jones. Nasty trifling trash who I’m sure hasn’t changed her ways since committing that heinous crime.

  36. Dave on August 6, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    No excuse to slander painters without having proof ! However he does looks like an electrician that used to work for us ! And we had to fire him because he wasn’t real bright !!

  37. Anonymous on August 7, 2019 at 10:05 am

    “Ooops. My bad. That bank bag looked just like mine.
    Sorry. Here’s the money back. Can I go now?
    The missus is in the Dodge P/U and I need to take her to the dentist to get her tooth cleaned.”