Burglars had to work a little harder this week for their scores. It seems Timonium residents have begun to take to heart the persistent police advice: "lock your doors and windows."
In only one of the five reported burglaries last week did a thief take advantage of an unlocked door. And it was for whopping $9—in quarters.
Read last week's crime log here.
Miscreants however did pry, smash, break and rip into locked or fenced-in properties for cash and in one instance a considerable chunk of copper wire.
York Road, 1800 block, between 2:06 and 3:22 a.m., Jan. 19. A burglar broke into the Timonium Chipotle restaurant. The intruder first pried the rear door to get inside. Then he or she pried open the office door although nothing was reported stolen.
York Road, 1400 block, between 8:15 p.m., Jan. 16 and 8:30 a.m., Jan. 17. A man in his mid 30s or early 40s stole $9 worth of quarters from the Hearing Assessment Center after walking in through an unlocked rear door.
Lincoln Avenue, 200 block, between 8:45 a.m. and 11:25 p.m., Jan. 16. A burglar stole a $100 bill out of a woman’s home office. The burglar broke in by breaking the rear kitchen window.
Westford Road, 8500 block, between 5 p.m., Jan. 15 and 6 a.m., Jan. 16. Someone cut and ripped wire from stud work in a home that is currently under construction. No further information is known at this time.
Quaker Ridge Road, 200 block, between 12 p.m., Jan. 14 and 2:01 p.m., Jan. 17. A burglar broke into a Timonium home by destroying the rear basement window. The individual ransacked the house, although nothing was reported stolen.
Burton Avenue, 1400 block, between 3 p.m., Oct. 1, 2012 and 2:30 p.m., Jan. 16., 2013. A burglar stole 60 feet of 3-gauge copper wires from a fenced in area.
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