Howard County Police believe the same suspect or suspects are responsible for three burglaries on the same block of Upper Mill Court in Ellicott City Thursday, according to a spokesperson.
According to police, sometime between 9 a.m. and about 1 p.m., someone used a brick to smash a back sliding door at a house on the 3500 block of Upper Mill Court. Computers and computer-related products were reported stolen.
Within the same time-frame, on the same block, someone smashed open the back sliding door of another house, this time using a piece of concrete, according to police. The house was ransacked, police said. Several electronic items were damaged and computers, a baton and other miscellaneous items were reported stolen.
Police reported to the scene of a burglary in progress at about 1 p.m. on the same block. The resident heard footsteps in the house and then dropped a fork, according to police. At that point, police say, the burglar left. Police do not know if anything was taken.
According to police spokesperson Sherry Llewellyn, police believe that the burglaries are linked but do not have any suspects at this time.