Laurel man accused of burglaries at 3 Columbia businesses March 7

March 15, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

Howard County police charged a Laurel man Tuesday with three "smash-and-grab" burglaries at Columbia businesses, after viewing videotape from a security camera at one of the businesses.

Timothy Sean Traynor, 28, of the 11900 block of Orvis Way was arrested at his home and charged with three March 7 burglaries.

He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond at the Howard County Detention Center last night.

The burglaries occurred at Hunan Manor restaurant in the 7000 block of Deepage Drive in Columbia's Owen Brown village, and the High's Dairy store and China Chef restaurant at Hickory Plaza in Columbia's Hickory Ridge village.

Between 2: 27 a.m. and 2: 51 a.m. March 7, someone smashed the glass window or door at the businesses, ran in and took cash registers filled with cash, 40 cartons of cigarettes, lottery tickets and five bottles of champagne, police said.

The detectives' investigation was helped by a security camera that recorded the earliest incident, at Hunan Manor.

Mr. Traynor also was identified by a state trooper who stopped his car on Route 32 and issued him a traffic citation, police said.

Pub Date: 3/15/96

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