Three instances of jewelry theft from residences in greater Elkridge are being investigated as related, according to Howard County police.
Jewelry was stolen from a home on the 6300 block of Patuxent Quarter Road in Hanover Wednesday. Police said that a French door had been shattered and items were stolen from the master bedroom sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
At the same time, another jewelry theft and home break-in occurred less than a mile away.
Between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Wednesday, jewelry was stolen from the master bedroom of a home on the 6000 block of Florey Road. Police said a rear sliding door had been smashed.
The two burglaries on Wednesday, Sept. 18, came one day after another jewelry theft was reported in the area.
On Tuesday, a burglar broke into a home in Canbury Woods and stole jewelry.
"Detectives are investigating the possibility that those three burglaries may be linked," said Mary Phelan, spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department. According to Phelan, there is no suspect information available.
Police advise locking doors and windows, which Howard County Chief of Police William McMahon says can prevent 50 percent of home burglaries.
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