Martial Arts studio in Timonium robbed

Someone stole cash, blank checks and video cameras from the Maryland Martial Arts studio on the 1800 block of York Road in Timonium on Sept. 28, Baltimore County Police said.

“He took our check book… he made a mess out of all the closets searching for something,” said Marta Quintana, 58, who runs the studio with her family. She estimates the total loss at around $6,500.

The studio was closed for the evening on Sept. 28, the last staffers had left by around 7:05. The suspect, who was captured on the studio’s video surveillance cameras, entered through an adjacent room that was undergoing construction around 7:30 p.m., police said.

Police have released a photo of the suspect, believed to be a bearded man ranging in age from 20-30.

Quintana said she’s glad no one was in the studio during the burglary. “Everyone here is a martial artist, but you don’t know what these guys are carrying,” she said.

Since the break-in, the studio has installed a new security system. Still, Quintana said she’s shaken up. “I hate walking in here alone.”

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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