Police are looking for a bold burglar who's been breaking into homes whether someone was there or not.
Baltimore County police believe the same man is behind a series of break-ins in the Baltimore Highlands and Landsdowne areas.
The burglaries have happened during early morning hours over the last two months, according to police.
Imagine being at home when someone tries to break in. @BACOPoliceFire says it's happened a # of times in past few months, same neighborhood
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In some cases, the people living there woke up to find the man rifling through their belongings. Police said he ran off when he was spotted.
"We do keep the windows locked because I notice that they try to get window closest to the door so they can kind of get the screen and if your door unlocked, they can easily lift the window and unlock the door. So we know that's what they're doing," Julian Spate, who lives in the Highland Village Apartments, told ABC2
During one break-in, the burglar hit a resident on the head with a flashlight before running away. He’s mostly stolen money, police said.
Police are looking for an 18 to 25-year-old man, 5'9 to 5'10 with thin to medium build and a short choppy hair style.
Police say the break-ins happened at the following locations:
- Nov. 6-7, 100 block of Twin Circle Way
- Nov. 7: 4200 block of Twin Circle Way
- Nov. 20: 4300 block of McDowell Lane
- Nov. 20: 4200 block of Twin Circle Way (attempted break-in)
- Nov. 22: 100 block of Twin Circle Way (attempted break-in)
- Dec. 7: 4200 block of Twin Circle Way
- Jan. 2-3: 4200 block of McDowell Lane
- Jan. 8: 600 Block of Fifth Avenue
Anyone with information is asked to call police 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.