Four homes in Harford Co. hit in string of burglaries

Suspects take $10,000 worth of goods in daytime

July 01, 2004|By Patrick Tyler | Patrick Tyler,SUN STAFF

Four homes were burglarized in Harford County on Tuesday in a string of related daytime thefts that netted thieves nearly $10,000 in property, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies said homes in the 4800, 4900 and 5300 blocks of Rocks Road in Pylesville and a home in the 1400 block of Philadelphia Road in Joppatowne were robbed between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The thieves broke into the homes by kicking in back doors or breaking windows. They primarily stole jewelry, money and computer equipment, according to Detective Sgt. Lee Dunbar, supervisor of the Sheriff's Office burglary/property unit.

There were also two attempted burglaries Tuesday, one in the 2400 block of Old Joppa Road in Joppa and another in the 300 block of St. Mary's Road in Pylesville. During those attempts, burglars fled when confronted by homeowners.

At one attempted burglary, the men left behind their vehicle's insurance card. The vehicle, a dark green 1996 GMC Sierra pickup truck, was reported stolen May 28 in Rosedale, police said. The vehicle has a handicapped tag with the number 19076HP.

Police said that they believed the thefts Tuesday were related to 10 other burglaries in northern Harford County over recent weeks. According to Dunbar, Darlington, Pylesville and Havre de Grace have experienced similar daytime forced-entry robberies.

The Sheriff's Office asked that anyone with information about the vehicle or suspects call the Harford County Sheriff's Office Burglary/Property Unit at 410-836-5442.

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