HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Detectives are investigating a string of burglaries at Columbia and Ellicott Metropolis eating places, 4 of that are Asian-owned companies, Howard County Police mentioned.
Police mentioned, within the in a single day hours of February 11-12, unknown suspect(s) entered six eating places in Ellicott Metropolis and Columbia by breaking the glass doorways.
In Columbia, Bonchon, City Pot and Kung Fu Tea had been burglarized. Money was stolen from all three institutions. Nook Bakery was additionally burglarized, however nothing was stolen, in response to police.
In Ellicott Metropolis, Coal Hearth Pizza and East Moon Asian Bistro had been damaged into. Nothing was stolen from Coal Hearth Pizza, however money and a protected had been stolen from East Moon Asian Bistro.
Howard County Government Calvin Ball issued the next assertion on Twitter:
“At the moment our group is saddened by a string of burglaries that occurred within the final 24 hours. Our restaurant group goes via one of many hardest years that has ever existed for his or her trade and these crimes are including pointless financial and psychological stress.
Moreover, many of those eating places are owned and operated by members of our Asian enterprise group and have Asian delicacies. To have these crimes happen throughout the starting of Lunar New 12 months – a time of nice celebration and pleasure – is moreover unhappy and distressing.”
Moreover, many of those eating places are owned and operated by members of our Asian enterprise group and have Asian delicacies. To have these crimes happen throughout the starting of Lunar New 12 months – a time of nice celebration and pleasure – is moreover unhappy and distressing.
— Calvin Ball (@HoCoGovExec) February 12, 2021
Detectives consider these instances are half of a bigger collection of burglaries within the area by which the companies weren’t all Asian-owned however are “contemplating each chance, police mentioned.
These incidents are being investigated as business burglaries, police added.