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UPDATE (March 26): Police are releasing several pictures of people that they would like to speak with in reference to two March 4 Home Invasions in Pikesville. If anyone recognizes the persons pictured they are asked to call 410-887-1279 or 410-307-2020.

Original release (March 4):

Baltimore County Police are investigating two March 4 robberies in Pikesville that they believe may be related.

700 block of Leafydale Terrace
Tuesday night at 7:55 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 700 block of Leafydale Terrace in Pikesville for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.

The initial investigation into this incident indicates that around 7:50 p.m., a man got out of his car in front of a home in the 700 block of Leafydale Terrace when he was approached by two suspects. Both suspects had masks on and were armed with handguns. One of the suspects stated, “You know what this is,” to the victim before taking the victim’s cell phone and wallet. The suspects walked the victim to a nearby house and entered it. Once the suspects entered, they noticed many people inside the home. One of the suspects said that there were too many people in the home, and they fled the scene towards Milford Mill Road.

  • The first suspect is described as a black male, 30 to 40 years old, and 6' tall.  He was wearing a black leather jacket, a ski mask, and dark blue jeans. He was armed with a silver handgun.
  • The second suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 26 years old, and 5’8” tall. He was wearing a black jacket, a ski mask, black jeans, and brown boots. He was armed with a dark colored handgun.

3200 block of Hatton Road
At 8:36 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 3200 block of Hatton Road in Pikesville in reference to a robbery.

The initial investigation indicates that the victim heard a knock at his door around 8:15 p.m.. He answered the door and observed two people standing on his front porch. One person was holding an empty cup and asked him for some water. The victim took the cup and turned to go to the kitchen. The subjects then entered the home. One of the suspects displayed a handgun, and forced the victim and his teenage daughter into the living room. Once in the living room, the other suspect tied up the man and his daughter.

Several computer tablets, jewelry, a camcorder, a wallet, cash, an iPod touch, and a cell phone were taken from the location. The suspects moved a television from the basement but left it at the location.

The suspects fled the scene when the victim told them he had activated the alarm.

  • The first suspect is described as a black male, 28 to 30 years old, and 6' tall. He was wearing a black, parka-style ski jacket, a brown mask that covered his face from the nose down, black pants and brown work boots. This suspect was armed with a silver handgun.
  • The second suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, and 5’10” tall. He was wearing a black jacket, black mask that covered his face from the nose down, and black pants.

The victims received minor injuries that did not require transportation to a medical facility.

Investigation
These incidents are under active investigation by the Pikesville Precinct Investigative Services Team. Investigators are attempting to determine whether the crimes were targeted.

Residents are urged not to answer the door for a person that they do not know and to report any suspicious activity to police.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-887-1279 or 410-307-2020.

A two-alarm fire damaged a Pikesville assisted living complex early this morning.

BCoPD fire investigators have ruled the fire accidental, though they have not yet named a specific cause.

BCoFD responded to Springhouse Assisted Living in the 8900 block of Reisterstown Road at 2:42 a.m. First-arriving units found smoke and fire on the third floor and managed to confine the fire to a single room.  Some residents on the second and third floors were temporarily evacuated.

No one was injured as a result of the fire. One resident was transported to a local hospital with symptoms unrelated to the fire.

Investigators estimate that this fire caused $250,000 worth of damage.

At 3:01 Baltimore County 911 center received a call for an apartment fire at 37 Tentmill Lane, Pikesville Maryland.

Crews arrived to find fire in a second floor apartment and were faced with multiple residents still in the apartments. Fire crews and Baltimore County Police assisted in extricating and rescuing multiple residents.

Two  residents were transported to Northwest Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The fire involved 4 units and displaced about 20 residents. Red Cross is on scene assisting with the displaced residents.

The cold weather and icing conditions complicated fire department operations, and salt trucks assisted on scene. The cause and origin are under investigation. Updates will be provided as they become available.

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