Witnesses reported a man running from a vacant home with stolen property Friday afternoon in Perry Hall, Baltimore County police said.
At about 2:13 p.m., in the 8800 block of Dove Drive, a man broke into a home through a basement door and cut copper piping to a water heater. The man then ran away with the copper piping along the tree line toward Honeygo Boulevard, according to Julia Hardgrove, a county police spokeswoman.
Witnesses described the man as a white male in his early 20s, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and baggy blue jeans, Hardgrove said.
Several patrol officers, a unit of police dogs and a police helicopter responded to the area, she said, but they were unable to locate the suspect.
No further details on the incident were available Friday afternoon.