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North Baltimore police are
warning residents to be on the lookout for anyone suspicious hanging around
cars. They say there has been an increase in car break-ins over the past week.
In the past week and a
half, 8-10 vehicles have been broken into between 2:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., all
Police Chief Allan Baer
says it's not the number of break-ins that's troubling, but how thieves are
getting into the cars.
"What's unique is that
person is actually shattering the window," Baer said. "That typically doesn't
Police say whoever is
responsible is looking for high-value items in plain sight. One victim left
$1,500 from her tax returns inside her car.
Chief Baer says the
suspect is armed with some kind of blunt object or weapon, and is not afraid of
"Break the window, make
that noise, risk injury to himself to attract attention and potentially get
caught to get these items out of these vehicles," he said.
Sue Senecal lives where
some of the break-ins have occurred. She says from now on, she will keep a
closer eye on the street for anything unusual.
"If I wake up in the
middle of the night, I always look out the window," she said.
The chief has assigned
more officers to the night shift in order to keep a closer eye on the streets.
Anyone who sees anything
suspicious should call the North Baltimore Police Department at 419-257-2181.
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