Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Arrests in Recent Robberies

From the Rp listerv:

Concerning the recent armed robberies, one on Schenley Road, there is good news. The Police report:
"the ND/DDU conducted follow-up investigation relative to several robberies which have occurred in the ND. …. we have been working a joint investigation with Baltimore County, Western District DDU and CD DDU; as a result three people have been arrested and are currently detained in Baltimore County Investigation has revealed that these individuals were operating a 2006 Buick Lacrosse (silver in color) MD tag LLL-924. This vehicle has since been recovered. The vehicle was taken by the suspects in a carjacking in Baltimore County. Reports thus far have indicated that the suspects were engaging victims in groups of two or as an individual, we have reports of them wearing a white bandanna and a blue bandanna over their faces, brandishing a silver handgun.

"So far, the investigation has linked the suspects to the ND, CD, WD and Baltimore County. As you can see the suspects have been mobile. This investigation is continuing, if anyone should have a question or think they may have similarities please contact the BC police. So far Baltimore County has conducted one search and seizure warrant in the County and we have conducted two in the city."
Regarding the burglaries, the Criminal Justice Office (wonder what that is)-- Ed.) provides the following information:
"As for the burglaries I speak to all of them but I know the commercial on Cold Spring we thought we had some leads but not so sure now. There has been an increase in burglaries along the top end of the district. I would say this to the community is we are looking for two cars: A newer red mini van with 3 …males in it (they are breaking into homes after the stake them out, they even knock on the doors and the driver had a coat and tie on) and a gray Ford F-150 extended cab with a black bed liner and 2 …males (they are hitting garages taking bikes) most all of this is daytime stuff for the burglaries."

Finally, the Northern District suggests the following:

  • Keep your garages and sheds locked.
  • Mark your lawn equipment i.e.: mowers, weed eaters, leaf blowers etc. with your drivers license, state identification number or home address.
  • Do not leave your equipment unattended.
  • Thieves can quickly enter your home through open windows and doors while you are gardening in your yard.
  • Record the brand, model and serial number of all of your lawn equipment and bicycles.
  • Keep your shrubbery trimmed away from windows and doors to maintain clear visibility.
  • Ensure that your outdoor lighting is adequate and in good working order.
  • When you leave your home, ensure that your doors and windows are locked. As well, close your garage doors.
  • Have adequate window covering so you don't advertise your valuables to individuals passing by.
  • If you see anything suspicious, do not hesitate to call the police - 911.
The Northern District Community Relations Office can provide a home security survey. This survey will provide you with some tips to better secure your home, garage and shed. To schedule a survey, call Officer Jon Walter or Officer Doug Gibson at 410-367-8491.

ps., the County Police recommend hidden shackle locks.

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