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Thieves steal electronics from boats in Maryland

Thieves stole electronic equipment worth $300,000 to $400,000 from 25 to 30 boats in winter storage.

Thieves stole electronic equipment worth $300,000 to $400,000 from 25 to 30 boats in winter storage at a dealership on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Propulsion control modules, or PCMs, were removed from several Mercury outboard engines, Queen Anne’s County sheriff’s deputies said. They also said other electronic gear, including navigation units, stereos and GPS systems, was taken.

Richard C. Boulay Sr., owner of Chesapeake Whalertowne in Grasonville, Md., told deputies that the electronics were taken from boats stored in a locked and fenced area.

The business was closed between the afternoon of Dec. 23 and the morning of Dec. 29 and the thefts are believed to have occurred during that period, deputies said.

Deputies told MyEasternShoreMD they understand there is a market for the PCMs in the South Florida area.

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