Police are asking North County residents to be on the lookout for suspicious cars or people after a recent string of home burglaries. Cockeysville police precinct's assistant commander Lt. Robert McGraw sent out a mass email on Jan. 10 about burglaries in Monkton, Sparks and Phoenix.
"These are not areas where we normally have burglaries," McGraw said. "We're not sure if they are related, but there is a trend."
Most burglaries happened during the day, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., he said, including two on Manor Road in Phoenix. The first was in the 14500 block between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20. A rear door was smashed and jewelry stolen. The other, in the 15400 block, occurred on Jan. 9 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. That house was ransacked and three handguns, jewelry and cash were stolen.