TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)– Baltimore County police held a second meeting in response to a recent string of burglaries in the area.
Baltimore County police are searching for a group of thieves who have been breaking into homes, sometimes while families are inside.
Hundreds of concerned residents packed the Maryland State Fairgrounds Tuesday in hopes to get answers from police after a series of burglaries.
A meeting was held last Wednesday at the Chestnut Ridge Firehouse and was well-attended by about 140 community members and an attempt to listen to the meeting, via a conference call, was attempted by another 200 or so but was unsuccessful.
The department allowed citizens, who were unable to attend or were turned away from the first meeting, an opportunity to ask their questions and hear from the department.
Police say nearly 20 homes have been hit, with the crooks striking in the late afternoon/evening hours in the Owings Mills, Cockeysville, Lutherville-Timonium and Ruxton areas.
Police also believe these calculated crooks were monitoring their victim’s every move before striking.
The houses these suspects hit are large, and the streets are usually quiet.
Detectives say the targeted homes did have surveillance video.
Police say during three of the burglaries people were home, which prompted the bad guys to leave. Authorities are confident that these criminals are not looking for confrontation.