Two residences, one business burglarized in Columbia

Howard County Police are reporting that two Columbia residences and one east Columbia business were burglarized in the past few days.

According to police, the first incident occurred between 12:01 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday at a residence located in the 5400 block of Thunder Hill Road.

Police said the suspect climbed on to the roof of the residence by using a set of stairs located in the rear. Once on the roof, the suspect pried open a skylight to gain access to the kitchen.

Police are reporting two computers and cash stolen from the residence, and said the suspect exited through a kitchen window.

A few hours later at the 9100 block of Red Branch Road, police received a report of a burglary at Patrick's Hair Design in Dorsey's Search.

Police said the suspect smashed the front door with a rock, and stole two checks from the cash register.

On Sunday, Sept. 30, in west Columbia, police received a report of a cat burglary at a residence located in the 10600 block of Quarterstaff Road.

Police said the incident occurred between 12:30 and 7 a.m., and that the suspect gained entry to the home through an unlocked garage door.

A purse was stolen from the kitchen, but was recovered on the lawn between two houses in the neighborhood.

Money was stolen from the purse.

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