By Mary Bubala

BALTIMORE (WJZ) ―A brush with crime for Baltimore’s mayor.

Mary Bubala
reports that even with 24/7 police protection the major’s husband’s car was broken into.

They say crime knows no boundaries and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fully understands that. Her husband’s car was broken into at their home in North Baltimore on Wednesday night.

Police say a satellite radio system was stolen from Kent Blake’s car. He and the mayor were in their home at the time.

The theft wasn’t noticed until Kent Blake got into his car Thursday morning and realized equipment was missing.

Friday the mayor reacted.

“It was unfortunate and my husband shares the frustrations that anyone would feel when something is stolen,” she said.

The mayor’s security team was outside her Coldspring home at the time of the break in.

“No threat to the mayor or her family, the vehicle was parked out of sight from the executive protection unit that secure the house,” said Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Police say car break-ins are down this year by 9 percent in Baltimore City, but they are up 6 percent in the northern district where the mayor lives.

“We have really been trying to raise awareness on not leaving items in vehicles that are easy targets,” Guglielmi said.

Baltimore City police are investigating the car break in at the mayor’s home but so far no arrest has been made.


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