Burglars Posing as Landscapers Rob Elderly Woman

The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.

Rothwell Drive, 200 block, Aug. 1, 1 p.m.

About 14 rings, including a man’s gold ring with 12 diamonds, as well as $200 in cash were stolen in an apparent deception burglary scam, according to a police incident report.

A 90-year-old woman let a younger man, posing as a landscaper, into her home. The suspect, who identified himself as “Jim,” escorted the elderly homeowner to the rear facing windows of her home, while his partner went upstairs and stole the rings and cash from the woman’s bedroom.

The two suspects were described by police as white, between 17 and 18 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, both with thin builds. The victim told police they were both “nicely dressed.”

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2012 Lutherville-Timonium Incident Tracker:

 Incident   # of Times Reported in 2012  Notes/Link (The latest) Burglary (Including  Attempted)              51
See above.  
Protest                2
A group  the war in Afghanistan.
Armed Robbery (Including Attempted)
A non-English speaker didn't realize she was being . 
Robbery                2 112 Oxycodone pills . Suspicious Condition                1  was found in local neighborhoods. Destruction of Property                2 Street signs  with swastikas.  
Possession of drugs or paraphernalia                2
 prescription drugs from a relative. 

Assault (Including Attempted)

               1 A man was arrested for at a Lowe's Home Improvement employee.

Editor's Note: The Incident Tracker lists reports, compiled by Patch, relevant to Lutherville-Timonium, filed at the  in Cockeysville. The number of reports listed may not be 100 percent accurate based on a number of factors (and an accounted for week in May).

Pam Rutledge August 06, 2012 at 11:29 PM
People need to realize that this isn't 1960 - it's 2012! You have to lock your doors - even when you are "only in the back yard"; you should NEVER let anyone into your home and most important - if it seems suspicious, it probably is!!! Call 911 immediately!!! The next monthly Police & Community Relations Council meeting is August 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Bank of America Building in Hunt Valley. These meetings allow citizens to speak directly with our Police Commander and/or Assistant Commander along with our Community Outreach Officer. I encourage citizen's to attend these meetings so that they can become educated on ways to stay safe & keep their family and homes safe. You also have the opportunity to learn what police officers do and why. Meetings are open to the public. If you'd like to become a PCRC member, annual dues are ONLY $5.00. We MUST be the eyes and ears for our police officers because they can't be everywhere at once!!! We can make a difference.... I am the Director of the Cockeysville Police & Community Relations Council - I encourage everyone to become educated about safety! Please join our council and learn how.
Dick Ellwood August 07, 2012 at 03:40 PM
As a retired police officer, I would suggest a few things to combat the increased crime activity that we are seeing in the Lutherville/Timonium area. Make sure your vehicles are locked at all times, day and night. Park in front of your home and keep a outside light on at night. Do not leave anything visible in your vehicle. Report any strange activity in your neighborhood, if we don't report it, we can't stop it. If you are awake late at night, look out your windows to see if you see anything unusual. Finally, do not approach suspicous people....call 911 and report it. If we are all alert to suspicous activity, we can make our neighborhoods safe.


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