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Police: Third Home Invasion, Victim Tied Up

Police say three homes targeted by gunmen may be connected with drug disputes.

Baltimore County police Monday disclosed that three men broke into an Owings Mills home, tied up a young woman who was there with a child and stole jewelry and cash in the third of what may be a series of drug-related robberies.

Three men, at least one of whom was brandishing a handgun, forced their way into a home on Lowergate Court in Owings Mills on Tuesday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m., according to the police report.

Once inside, they tied up a 20-year-old woman who was there with her 1-year-old son, said Baltimore County Police Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the .

The suspects searched the house and took jewelry, shoes, electronics and $30 in cash. The child wasn’t injured or assaulted, Doarnberger said.

Police said the robbery may be connected to two other recent armed home invasions.

In April, three armed men wearing ski masks with duct tape in a home on Village Mill Court in Owings Mills and stole electronics, credit cards and a car.

On May 3, three armed men wearing ski masks in a home on the 200 block of Hammershire Road in Reisterstown and took $20 in cash, four watches, a diamond ring, video game consoles, a flat screen TV and a car.

Police said they believe all three robberies were related to illegal drugs, Doarnberger said.

“Whether it’s a money issue or a territory issue, we don’t know,” he said.

The victim and another tenant in the third robbery waited four days to report the crime for fear of retribution, police said. The latest incident was different from the others in that the suspects wore hoodies and not ski masks. They also tied up the victim using an article of clothing found in the home rather that duct tape, police said.

Police said they were continuing to investigate.

AJ May 22, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Couldn't agree more.
Momofmany May 23, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Yeah let's catch these guys so the next wave can push onto our shores. The previous comments say it all and it will only get worse until Liberty Road becomes Reisterstown Road. So let's build that Wegmans, and Metro Center and Rebuild the mall and bring it on...................
Zoobie May 24, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Rapid development allways allows for associated crime and traffic problems. The question remains, does the proverbial 'end' justify the 'means'. A heavy topic indeed, and way higher than my pay grade, so I'm going to let sleeping dogs lie. Many years ago, one could walk into any Post Office, and see displayed, pictures of felons sought by Law Enforcement. My,how times have changed! Can anyone out there come up with a simple discription,nick-name, vehicle type, color, tag no., or any other relevent information on the unsubs who are committing armed invasions of dwellings in the Owings Mills/ Reisterstown area...........hopefully before John Walsh features them on "Americas Most Wanted" ? Pull-eeze!!! P.S.:-There's some pretty nice areas on Liberty Road, as well as Reisterstown Rd. Racist remarks shouldn't have access on this blog. It's a Put-Down on the Sender, as well as the Reciever, and brings Negativity on what should be a Positive Site.
Brian H May 24, 2012 at 12:45 PM
@Zoobie "Racist remarks shouldn't have access on this blog." There is a statistically disporportionate number of African-Americans between the ages of 16-23 that are incarcerated, in comparison to their caucasian, asian, hispanic counterparts. Reality is not racism contrary to the liberal rhetoric.
Adam Thomas May 27, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Chill guys, it's all about drugs. Don't do it and you're fine.

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