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Crofton couple angry at police for busting down their door in theft case

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Anne Arundel County Police conducting an investigation of stolen credit cards busted down the door of a couple in Crofton. Randy and Jennifer Staley say police are barking up the wrong tree.

They say they are angry their home was ransacked and that they are stuck with $2,500 in damages after police used a battering ram to force entry.

The Staleys say their problems started on September 27 when Mrs. Staley went to the Toys "R" Us in Annapolis to buy a Lego set for her nephew. 

She was asked if she had a rewards card. She said her husband did. She didn't have a card with her and the clerk asked for her phone number. She thinks the man in line behind her must have used a stolen credit card to purchase a Playstation and used her phone number that he overheard to get the rewards discount, but mostly, she thinks to throw police off his trail.

A search warrant the couple showed FOX 5 indicated police were looking for a big screen television, a Playstation, Toys R Us member rewards card, and credit and debit cards stolen from a local LA Fitness gym.

The Staleys say neither of them belong to the gym or have ever been there. They deny using any stolen credit cards.

They are upset with Toys "R" Us for allowing their rewards card to be linked to someone using stolen credit cards.

Police, meanwhile, say they have an active, ongoing investigation. They say their search warrant was signed by a judge for probable cause. They are ruling nothing in or out as their probe continues.

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