Serial school thief continues to evade police, despite charges throughout region

- A Maryland man is wanted by police in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, as well DC for trespassing at schools and stealing from purses of teachers.

There are pictures of Nakym Sheffield roaming the halls of schools across Montgomery County and he's been seen intruding at schools in Prince George's County.

And in his continuing crime spree, investigators say 39-year-old Nakym Sheffield has also allegedly been seen roaming at both Bridges Public Charter and Stanton Elementary, while students were in class.

"My mouth was open I almost fell out of bed I couldn't sleep last night," a DC school teacher tells FOX 5.

She saw FOX5's story on Tuesday of the suspected serial thief, who has police across Maryland hot on his trail.

Sheffield has been making his way into schools and classrooms across the area for a year. He is suspected of getting into at least nine different schools in Montgomery County from May through July 2017, stealing credit cards and running up more than $13,000 in charges.

He's also been seen inside six different Prince George's County schools from last year up through April. And yet, Sheffield has been able to avoid jail time.

Sheffield is also now reportedly wanted for intruding and stealing at Stanton Elementary in Southeast DC.

When a teacher told DC police that a random man had found his way inside Bridges Public Charter School in Fort Totten and got into her classroom and her purse, she was told: "I would just have to count it as a loss but here take this report number and you can get back with us."

The charges for the thefts in Montgomery County, all dropped. The charges for stealing and trespassing on schools grounds in Prince George's County, all dropped. And when a DC school teacher reported it to police, she says she got the cold shoulder.

Marraco: You never got a call from the detective?
Teacher: Never.
Marraco: No one ever came out?
Teacher: No. 
Marraco: No one ever asked any questions no one ever called. No one ever asked for the surveillance video?
Teacher: No.

While charges against Sheffield were dropped in both Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, officials from both say the cases are still being investigated and could be brought back for prosecution.

However, FOX 5 has learned a Prince George's County Court commissioner denied the police's arrest warrant for his thefts at Accokeek Academy and Isaac Gourdine Middle school.

"My address is available to this man. I have no idea who what his other MO's are beside stealing and every day I have to walk into my house afraid," a DC teacher said.

Sheffield currently has two active warrants for other charges and remains a fugitive of the law.

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