House is burglarized and ransacked audio equipment, cameras, guns taken

February 16, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Someone broke into a Glen Burnie home Wednesday, ransacked it and took audio equipment, cameras and two shotguns, county police said.

Police said they have no witnesses to the burglary, but two neighbors gave police a description of a man who may have tried to break into their homes through rear sliding glass doors.

Richard Martens Jr., 46, of the 7900 block of Parke West Drive called police shortly after 1 p.m. and told them his wife had entered their home minutes earlier and found it in disarray.

The house was secure when she left about 8 a.m., police said. An officer found that the burglar entered the house by prying the rear sliding glass door off its tracks, police said.

The thief left the same way, leaving tracks in the soft ground to a fence that separates the houses from an adjacent apartment complex on Allard Court, police said.

Two neighbors told police that weeks before a young man wearing a red jacket knocked on their rear sliding glass doors. One woman said she spoke to the man, and he told her he wanted to buy something in her yard.

Another neighbor said a man knocked on his sliding glass door and then tried to open it. The man told the homeowner he was selling candles, but he was not carrying any, police said.

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