Police in the Pikesville Precinct are warning residents to be vigilant after two night time burglaries at homes within a mile of each other.

The first burglary occurred at a home in the 6600 block of Shelrick Place 21209 between 9:30 p.m. on June 6 and 6:30 a.m. on June 7. The suspect entered the home by unknown means and took a purse off of the kitchen counter.

The second burglary occurred at a home in the 2500 block of Willow Glen Drive 21209 between 1 and 5:45 a.m. on June 7. The suspect gained entry to a home through an unsecured window and took a purse form the kitchen table.

Some of the items taken in these burglaries were later recovered.
 
The Baltimore County Police Department reminds homeowners to make sure that all of their windows and doors are locked before leaving home or going to bed at night. If your home is equipped with an alarm, make sure that is armed before going to bed at night.

Most importantly: Report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or conditions to police immediately.

Police also offer free home security surveys to Baltimore County residents. An officer will respond to your home, walk around with you, and give you tips on how you can keep your home safe and secure. Anyone who is interested in a free home security survey can call the Pikesville Precinct Community Outreach Team at 410-887-6775.