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.