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Two unidentified suspects are believed to have attempted to burglarize the T-Mobile store in the Milford Mill Shopping Center in the 8000 block of Liberty Road this morning by driving a van into the storefront.

A passerby called 9-1-1 after seeing a Chevrolet conversion van being driven into the front of the store around 5:51 a.m. Two suspects exited the van but were still unable to gain entry to the store because of a security gate barring the window and entrance areas. They were seen fleeing towards the nearby Exxon gas station, leaving the van, which was later determined to be reported stolen, still in the storefront.

Police and fire units responded and secured the scene. BCoFD investigators determined that there is no structural damage that would cause the shopping center to be unsafe, but T-mobile will be closed since the van penetrated the picture window.

This incident will continue to be investigated by officers of the Pikesville precinct.

Shortly after 10 p.m. last night, police were called to the area of Langrehr and Liberty roads in Precinct 4/Pikesville for a shooting.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, said he was walking down the street when he was shot by a suspect in a dark-colored vehicle. The victim believes he was accidentally shot when the suspect missed the intended target, who was in a vehicle.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower body and is expected to survive his injuries.

The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this shooting.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Original release (November 7, 2016  11:02 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police Burglary Detectives are investigating several burglaries in the Pikesville Precinct area.

The burglaries occurred between October 15 and October 17, and thieves targeted homes where residents did not secure their doors. In these cases, the thieves entered homes through unlocked doors and took purses or car keys. The car keys were sometimes used to steal cars.

Incidents occurred in the 7900 block of Ivy Lane, 3600 block of Phillips Drive, and 3400 block of Midfield Road.

In a burglary in the 3600 block of Philips Drive, the suspects took a check and then tried to cash it at an M&T Bank on Smith Avenue. Images of the suspects were captured on the bank’s video surveillance system.

Pikesville Precinct Officers are conducting patrols in the affected areas.

The Baltimore County Police Department reminds residents of the following:

  • Lock all doors and windows at night.
  • Make sure alarms systems are armed at night.
  • Make sure to lock all vehicle doors.
  • Do not keep keys in vehicles.
  • Do not keep keys, purses, or other valuables near doors or windows.
  • Report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or conditions to police immediately by calling 911.

The Baltimore County Police Department also offers free home security surveys to Baltimore County residents. An officer will come to your home, walk around your property with you, and give you suggestions on how you can keep your property safe and secure. Pikesville residents who are interested in a free home security survey, should contact the Pikesville Precinct Community Outreach Team at 410-887-6775.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016