ROSEDALE, Md. — Baltimore County Police say a recent group of thieves have a type – self-storage units.
"Any storage facility that has exterior units, those garage unit type looking things, where anyone around there would have access to them, those are the ones that are very easy to hit, and those are the ones that are being hit in these circumstances," Officer Jennifer Peach, a spokeswoman with the police department, said.
Peach says the break-ins started at a CubeSmart Self Storage in Rosedale.
From there, similar thefts have happened across the county, with the same M.O. There have been more than 60 in May alone.
"They're usually cutting through a fence to get to outdoor storage units. Now once they get inside, they start cutting the locks off storage units, opening them up, and then taking whatever it is that they can take," Peach said.
Computers, instruments, and metal tools are also coming up missing.
Surveillance cameras were able to catch this photo of at least two people in question. Enough for police to begin 'working backwards' and check with nearby pawn shops to track down these storage stealers.
"We look for the types of items that are being taken," Peach said. "If we see a lot of metal being taken or a lot of easily sellable items, we start checking pawn shops for them, making them aware that these items, are out there."