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Latest Towson crime report, including spate of burglaries and 2 carjackings

Here are the latest crimes in Precinct 6, as reported by the Baltimore County Police.

August 4 to 5: First Degree Burglary, 100 Block of Murdock Road 21212
Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on August 4 and 3:30 a.m. on August 5, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s residence by unknown means and stole the victim’s purse and wallet.

August 4 to 5: Attempted First Degree Burglary, 300 Block of Hopkins Road 21212
Sometime between 10:30 p.m. on August 4 and 8:30 a.m. on August 5, an unknown suspect(s) opened the rear windows of the residence. No entry was gained and no items were taken.

August 4: First Degree Burglary, Unit Block of Ruxton Green Court 21204
At 9:45 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the victim’s residence by damaging the front door. The suspect stole various items.

August 4 to 5: First Degree Burglary, 300 Block of Overbrook Road 21212.
Sometime between 6 p.m. on August 4 and 6 p.m. on August 5, an unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a front window. The suspect(s) stole various items.

August 4: Carjacking, 6300 Block of York Road 21212
At 3:50 a.m., while walking to her car in the Giant parking lot, a suspect approached, grabbed the victim’s keys and stole her vehicle.

August 3 to 4: First Degree Burglary, 600 Block of Bridgeman Terrace 21204
Sometime between 11 p.m. on August 3 and 8 a.m. on August 4, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s home through the front door and stole clothing.

August 3 to 4: First Degree Burglary, 8300 Block of Kendale Road 21234
Sometime between 6 p.m. on August 3 and 8:30 a.m. on August 4, an unknown suspect ransacked the victim’s home. At this time, it cannot be fully determined what items were stolen.

August 3: Robbery, 1500 Block of East Joppa Road 21234
At 12:09 p.m., an unknown armed suspect entered the Royal Farms and robbed the store of cash and cigarettes.

August 3: Robbery, 1300 Block of Dalton Road 21234
At 10:15 a.m., the victim and suspect were arguing. The suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone out of her hand, a struggle ensued and the suspect walked away with the phone. The suspect was arrested shortly, thereafter.

August 3: Carjacking, 6300 Block of York Road 21212
At 3:00 a.m., two suspects approached the victim as he got out of his car. Implying a gun, the suspects assaulted the victim, entered his vehicle and drove away. A short while later the vehicle was recovered.

August 3: Attempted First Degree Burglary, 7900 Block of Ruxway Road 21204
At 2:37 a.m., a suspect attempted to break into the victim’s house but ran away when the victim appeared. The suspect was later apprehended.

August 2: Second Degree Burglary, 1200 Block of East Joppa Road 21286
Sometime between 9 and 10:39 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) used a brick to smash out a window at the Bob Evans restaurant. Once inside, the suspect(s) removed the cash drawers, which were later recovered.

August 1: Second Degree Burglary, 8400 Block of Oakleigh Road 21234
At 10:44 p.m., two suspects threw a large rock through the window of the Oakleigh Convenience store to gain entry. Once inside, the suspects stole cash, the cash drawers and then fled.

August 1: Robbery, 800 Block of Taylor Avenue 21286
At 8:32 p.m., an unknown suspect entered America’s Best Wings and at gunpoint stole cash from the registers and stole the cashier’s backpack. The suspect then fled.

August 1 to 2: First Degree Burglary, 1300 Block of Airlie Way 21239
Sometime between 7:50 p.m. on August 1 and midnight on August 2, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s apartment and stole a game system and accessories.

August 1: First Degree Burglary, 500 Block of Castle Drive 21212
Sometime between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim’s apartment and removed a game system and several video games. The game system was recovered.

July 31: Robbery, 1300 Block of Taylor Avenue 21234
At 10:59 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the 7Eleven and stole cash, tobacco and other items.

July 31 to August 3: First Degree Burglary, 7600 Block of L’Hirondelle Club Road 21204
Sometime between 4 p.m. on July 31 and 11 a.m. on August 3, an unknown suspect(s) broke into the victim’s residence through a rear door to gain entry. Several rooms were ransacked but nothing of value appeared to be missing.

July 30 to 31: Attempted Robbery, 1300 Block of Taylor Avenue 21234
At 11:45 p.m., an unknown suspect was pacing back and forth in front of the 7-Eleven and unsucessfully attempted to gain entry into the store.

July 30: Robbery, 8600 Block of Pleasant Plains Road 21286
At 11:12 p.m., two suspects entered the 7-Eleven with what appeared to the clerk to be a weapon. The clerk hid while the suspects stole the cash drawer and cigarettes.

July 30: Second Degree Burglary, 700 Block of Overbrook Road 21212
Between 8 p.m. July 30 and 7:30 p.m. July 31, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s fenced in back yard, broke a lock off the shed, then stole two items.

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Seeking common sense

And five of these are convenience store robberies and related—over just three days in Towson. And our county leaders want to add a 24-hour mega convenience store/gas station (Towson Station) adjacent to a school, and blocks from communities—and they wonder why the community wants a safe and productive development project there instead?

After following all this closely over time, I am thoroughly disgusted. Shame. Shame. Shame. The elected officials and developers will be long gone in a couple years, and the community will have to live with the repercussions for generations.

This. Should. Stop.

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Towson resident/taxpayer/voter

Crime is a reflection of a community, not the establishments in a community. Establishments reflect local consumer demand, another reflection of the community. It’s not necessarily a business that promotes crime, and this is what so many people misinterpret. It’s more of a social failure than a convenience store. It’s like saying bars on windows attract burglars.

Why are the convenience stores in other parts of the state or country not getting robbed?

Seeking Common Sense

Convenience stores per se are not the end-all-be-all for crime to be sure. But a 24-hour status is a clear problem; that’s according to policing resources as well. And 24-hour operation is a primary issue with this project as proposed, among many specific downsides (including semi-truck-oriented space for diesel). The primary factor in robberies: 24/7 store hours. (See report excerpt and link below):

The “Center For Problem-Oriented Policing Report: Factors Contributing to Convenience Store Robbery” noted various “factors generally found to contribute to the incidence of convenience store robberies:

“Operation hours are by far the strongest factor contributing to convenience story robbery, particularly for stores open 24 hours a day.25 Late evening to early morning hours carry a greater risk of being targeted.”

http://www.popcenter.org/problems/robbery_convenience/

Concerned

Totally agree !!

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