At least 18 cars broken into by thieves in Randallstown Perpetrators were seeking small items, police suspect

November 18, 1996|By Erin Texeira | Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF

At least 18 cars in the area of Old Court and Liberty roads in Randallstown were broken into early yesterday, Baltimore County police said.

Between about midnight and 7 a.m., items such as radios and small amounts of cash were stolen from cars parked at two apartment complexes -- Devonshire Apartments and Liberty Crossing Apartments -- and outside at least three businesses in the 8600 block of Liberty Road, said Officer Christopher Waite.

"This happens occasionally," Waite said. "It runs in cycles. But this -- this was a lot of cars."

No one witnessed the crimes, and police know of no suspects, he said.

Thieves targeted glove boxes and ashtrays and appeared to have been looking for small items, Waite said.

In several break-ins, nothing was stolen and thieves left a portable stereo in one car, Waite said. It is likely the thieves were looking for items they could use rather than things to sell, he said.

Terri Dickens, 26, who lives at Liberty Crossing Apartments in tTC the 5400 block of Old Court Road, said her two-door Acura Integra, which she bought less than a month ago, was broken into but nothing was stolen. Both rear passenger windows were shattered.

In the same parking lot, at least five other cars were broken into. Several cars had plastic taped over the windows, and asphalt was strewn with shards of glass.

Pub Date: 11/18/96

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