Police: CEO broke into neighbor's home, stole her underwear

Robert Hannon

CBS Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The head of Anne Arundel County’s Economic Development Corp. has resigned after he was accused of entering a neighbor’s home and going through her underwear drawer. 

Annapolis police say the neighbor’s motion-activated surveillance cameras captured 70-year-old Robert Hannon rifling through the woman’s lingerie drawer on Sept. 1. Hannon was arrested on Sept. 2 and is charged with several counts of burglary and illegal entry, reports CBS Baltimore.

The woman told police she set up a surveillance camera in her bedroom, after noticing a bracelet of hers had gone missing. The camera was connected to her cell phone.

Weeks later, while she was in Boston, the woman says she caught Hannon breaking into her apartment and removing lingerie from her dresser.

The woman turned the footage over to the Annapolis Police Department, and Hannon was placed under arrest.

County Executive Steve Schuh said in a statement that Hannon resigned Wednesday. Mark Hartzell, the county’s chief administrative officer, will serve as acting CEO of economic development.

Hannon did not return calls from the Capital newspaper. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment.