Tips sought in spate of day break-ins Police ask public to aid identification

November 17, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

State police are searching for a burglar or burglars who have committed at least 17 daylight break-ins in two months in northwest Carroll.

The burglaries have occurred in the area bordered by Route 140 on the south, Route 194 on the west, the Pennsylvania line on the north and Route 97 on the east.

Det. Sgt. Donald Hoffman said the intruders are targeting homes that are somewhat secluded from the main road and may be knocking on doors and asking for a person by name, merely to determine whether the home is occupied.

If the burglars get no answer to the knock, entry is gained by forcing a door or window and stealing cash, firearms and small electronic equipment, he said.

State police are seeking the assistance of all Carroll County citizens to identify anyone who may have come to their door asking for someone who does not live there.

Police request that if you have seen a person or vehicle that is not from your area, note the description of the individuals and the type and license number of the vehicle.

Persons with any information regarding the thefts, or information about suspicious activities in their neighborhoods, are urged to call state police at the Westminster barracks, 876-8989 or 848-3111.

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