Howard County Police investigating 11 burglaries in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Md. - Howard County Police are investigating 11 burglaries and attempted burglaries overnight at restaurants and stores in east Columbia.

Police say a person, or multiple people, shattered glass doors or windows at businesses on Dobbin Road, Dobbin Center Way, Snowden River Parkway, and Oakland Mills Road, and stole cash and in one case a cash register from each.

Because of the way the restaurants and stores were entered and how close together they are, police believe they could be related.

The burglaries happened at the following restaurants and stores:

6400 block of Dobbin Center Way:

  • Tan Stand: Front glass door of business shattered. Cash was taken.
  • Pei Wei: Front glass door of business shattered. Unknown what was taken at this time.
  • Max Muscle: Glass at front of business shattered. Cash was taken.
  • LA Boxing: Glass at front of business shattered. Cash was taken.
  • Sport Clips: Glass at front of business shattered. Unknown what was taken at this time.
  • Qdoba: Glass at front of business shattered. Cash was taken.

9400 block of Snowden River Parkway:

  • Domino's Pizza: Glass at front of business shattered. Nothing taken from business.
  • Comics to Astonish: Front glass door of business shattered. Nothing taken from the business.
  • Royal Pizza: Front glass door of business shattered. Registers and cash taken.

6900 block of Oakland Mills Road:

  • Ledo's Pizza: Front glass of business was shattered, but no entry was gained.

6400 block of Dobbin Road:

  • Sushi King: Front glass door of business shattered. Cash was taken.

Detectives are still investigating, but are asking anyone who might have information on the burglaries to call the tip line at 410-313-STOP.

Police say callers do not have to give their names.

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