Burglaries, car thefts in Whiskey Bottom probed NORTH LAUREL/SAVAGE

February 24, 1993|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer

Howard County police are investigating more than a dozen residential burglaries and vehicle thefts recently in the Whiskey Bottom area of North Laurel.

Since Dec. 26, there have been 13 completed or attempted break-ins in the Whiskey Bottom area, including five on Livery Lane, police said.

The burglaries occur at various times, and the burglars gain entry by kicking in or forcing open the front door, police said. Once inside, the intruders steal televisions, VCRs and jewelry. Several firearms were taken during two of the break-ins, police said.

"Some are similar, so that leads us to believe some are related," police spokesman Sgt. Gary L. Gardner said of the break-ins.

The only clue that police have so far is a description of a possible suspect, a balding black male of medium height and weight. He was wearing blue sweat pants and shirt, police said. He may be responsible for a Feb. 16 break-in in the 9200 block of Livery Lane, police said.

Other areas hit include the 9200 block of Gold Dust Court, the 9100 block of Moon Shine Hollow and the 9700 block of Covered Wagon Drive, police said.

Likewise, since Feb. 10, 14 completed or attempted vehicle thefts have occurred in the same area in the late evening or early morning, police said. Usually, Hondas and Fords were the targets.

Vehicle thefts have occurred in the 9100 block of Tumbleweed Run, the 9600 block of Barrel House Road and the 9200 block of Gold Dust Court, police said.

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