HOWARD COUNTY, Md. — On Thursday, an unknown number of suspect(s) broke into six restaurants overnight and Howard County detectives believe that there is more going on.
Detectives suspect that this is part of a larger series of burglaries in the region, in which the businesses were not all Asian-owned, but they are considering every possibility as they investigate these six cases.
Here is a breakdown of the cases:
- Commercial burglary: In the overnight hours of Feb. 11-12, unknown suspect(s) entered six restaurants in Ellicott City and Columbia by breaking the glass doors. Police are investigating whether these burglaries are related.
- Ellicott City: 5700 block of Richards Valley Road, Coal Fire Pizza (nothing reported stolen) and East Moon Asian Bistro (cash and safe stolen)
- Columbia: 10100 block of Twin Rivers Road, Urban Hot Pot (cash and safe stolen); Bonchon (cash stolen); Kung Fu Tea (cash stolen); 10000 block of Town Center Avenue, Corner Bakery (nothing reported stolen)