The investigation into a burglary at Bill's Seafood in Perry Hall is ongoing, police said.
Between 10 p.m. on Dec. 16 and 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 17, in the 9000 block of Belair Road, someone pried open a roof vent and entered Bill's Seafood. A safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash was then stolen, according to Officer Mark Dorsey of the Parkville precinct.
Longtime Perry Hall business owner Bill Paulshock said he has already added increased security to the area, and police are reviewing video footage and property damage.
The incident hasn't changed positive his view of the community, he said.
"Do I think Perry Hall is getting any worse? No, I just think that when you're a small business owner, these things happen," Paulshock said.
"Most of my customers are my friends or have become friends, and nothing hurts worse to a person who works everyday to have something like this happen. It's tough to make a living, but we'll get through it. It's just so sad," he added.
Paulshock said he will personally offer a reward to anyone with information about the burglary. He urged them to call the business at 410-256-9520.
"Someone's got to know something about this. Not just for our business, but for the community, we want these individuals caught," he said.
Paulshock later added the following comment to the article:
2:21 pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I would like to thank the community for their concern and calls about this matter. It is very sad when these things happen in our home town. I do believe these individuals will eventfully be caught. Perry Hall is a great place to live and Perry Hall is the trade mark of small business people. As you travel BelAir Road it is still filled with many small businesses. Even in the heart of Perry Hall, as it has grown over the years, you still see small business: the animal hospital, pet store, carry outs, barber shops and beauty salons. There are many other small business that also service this community, all in their own special way. I believe this is just one of the things that makes Perry Hall so special and gives this community its “Home Town” feel. The feel that this community cares and is always willing to help is what truly makes Perry Hall special.