Do you recognize this suspect? Police are investigating at least 19 thefts from vehicles in the Columbia area in the overnight hours of Jan. 19-20 and believe that they may be related. In some cases, like as seen on the video, the suspect(s) broke out car windows; in other cases, car doors were left unlocked. Victims reported that the suspect(s) stole various items from their vehicles. Police located victims in neighborhoods off of Route 108 (Jericho Road, Ridermark Row, Silver Tree Place, Gaither Hunt Lane, Hesperus Drive, Castle Moor Drive, Columbia Road) and off of Cedar Lane (River Rock Way, Green Mill Way).

Police recommend never to leave anything of value in plain sight in your vehicle and always to lock your doors. While in some cases a thief will break a car window, in many cases they are deterred by locked doors. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDCrimeTips@howardcountymd.gov.


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Scott E

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