Reporting Gigi Barnett
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A string of daytime burglaries has several Northeast Baltimore neighborhoods on edge. Police reveal how the suspects are breaking in and stealing from homeowners.
Gigi Barnett has more.
In the North Harford Road area of Baltimore City, detectives are seeing a crime trend: home burglaries in the middle of the day.
“It’s terrible, ’cause this is a nice neighborhood. I didn’t even know about all of this,” said Lakeisha Stansbury.
Detectives say in the last month, thieves struck the 3200-block of Woodholme Avenue three times and twice in the 6500-block of Pioneer Drive. Burglars hit homes on Woodring and Echodale Avenue, too.
Police are renewing their warning to stay safe.
“Lock your doors. Lock your windows,” said Baltimore City Police Detective Jeremy Silbert.
Now police are canvassing the neighborhoods, passing out safety booklets and telling homeowners how the thieves break in. It starts with a knock at the door.
“If they receive no answer at the door, then will then go to the rear of the location and attempt to gain entry,” Silbert said.
“We never had any burglars or anything like that and now it’s just starting to get bad,” said Angelina DeCosmos.
Neighbors say they’re starting to see more alarm salesmen, too.
“Somebody stopped by about two days ago to offer us some security,” Stansbury said.
Police say tipsters can remain anonymous to report anything suspicious in those communities. Call 1-866-7-LOCKUP.