For 10 years, Bill Ni has operated the China Garden restaurant at the Silver Spring Shopping Center along the 8600 block of Belair Road in Perry Hall. But last week, he said, was the first time he worried about security.
On the morning of Oct. 8, a worker discovered that the restaurant's front glass door had been broken with a rock and someone had stolen $200 from a register, according to a police report.
"This has never happened before, nothing like this," Ni said. "I thought it was very safe and secure."
Now, he said, he plans to contact a security company and install a camera.
"It makes you think about more serious stuff," Ni said. "Maybe it will go away, but I have a feeling it might not."