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Dundalk Crime Roundup: Home Invasions, Armed Robbery, Assault

The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

The following is a roundup of recent crime in Greater Dundalk:

Feb. 4: Commercial burglary, 2300 block of Sparrows Point Road

Between 12:35 and 12:53 a.m., an unknown suspect broke the front door glass at the Edge Rock Cafe. Nothing appears to have been taken.

Feb. 2: Home invasion robbery, 100 block of Shipway

At 3:45 p.m., two suspects knocked on the victim's door and stated that they were from the water department. Both suspects walked into the home and forced one of the victims to sit on the couch. Money was taken from an upstairs bedroom. The victims called 911 after the suspects fled on foot. The first suspect is a white male, in his 50s, 5-foot-9, with a medium build and no hair. The second suspect is a white male, in his 40s, 5-foot-9, with a medium build.

Jan. 30 to Jan. 31: Fourth-degree burglary, 6900 block of River Drive Road

Between 8 a.m. on Jan. 30 and 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, an unknown suspect entered the yard of a vacant home and stole three air conditioning units.

Jan. 26: Dwelling fire, 2900 block of Liberty Parkway

At 4:06 a.m., the victim fell asleep with a cigarette in an ashtray. A fire started when the ashtray was knocked over, and the victim was able to evacuate. Only the victim's apartment was damaged.

Jan. 25: First-degree assault - home invasion, 1900 block of Wynbrook Road

At 9:30 p.m., three unknown suspects entered the home and assaulted one of the victims inside the home. The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for serious injuries. The suspects are described as three males. The incident remains under investigation.

Jan. 25: Fourth-degree burglary/grand theft, 2000 block of Merritt Avenue

Between 8 and 10 a.m., two men drove through an open gate at the Ironworkers Local 16 and took steel beams, plates and tubes. One man was arrested after the stolen metal was found at a scrap metal facility. The second suspect remains unidentified.

Jan. 23: Armed robbery - weapon implied, 6800 block of Broening Road

At 9:50 p.m., two men entered the High's store and implied that they had weapons. The suspects told the victim to open the registers. The suspects fled with money from the store. One of the suspects attempted to take the victim's cell phone but was unsuccessful. The first suspect is a male with a large build. The second suspect is a male with a thin build.

Source: Baltimore County Police Department Precinct 12 Police Blotter

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Chillin February 11, 2013 at 01:25 PM
I find it astounding that the scam of entering a home posing as water department employees still works. The police have been driving this home for years. The Water Dept. NEVER - EVER needs to enter a home. They are able to test water quality from their own side of the pipes. Their domain stops at the water meter in front of your home. Even legitimate utility worker will not enter your home, there is no need to. @reporter. Great detailed description on the water dept. guys. Any better description on the perpetrators in the other crimes?

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