Police Blotter: A Rash of Burglaries in Chestnut Hill

The following information has been supplied by the 14th District of the Philadelphia Police Department. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Burglary … A house sitter for a home on the 8100 block of St. Martins Lane reported Jan. 3, 8:30 a.m., that someone entered the house overnight while she was sleeping and two iPhones and a laptop, valued at a total of $1,400, were missing, police said.

Attempted burglary … Police responded to a burglar alarm Jan. 3, 5:55 p.m., on the 100 block of Rex Avenue and found that two windows had been pushed open and their screens had been cut, although no one made it into the home, police said.

Theft …  A woman reported Jan. 3, 12:55 p.m., that her wallet had been taken from her purse while she was at , 8515 Germantown Ave., which contained credit cards, identification and $120 in cash, police said.

Theft …  A man reported Jan. 2, 6:15 p.m. at the Gravers Train Station, 300 E. Gravers Lane, that he put his wallet on a seat next to him on the train and it was taken, police said.

Burglary … A resident of the 7800 block of Navajo Street reported Jan. 4, 7:20 p.m., that she came home to find her door had been kicked in and $3,000 in jewelry was missing, police said.

Theft from auto … A man reported Jan. 2, 3:30 p.m., that while he was parked at , 7 Valley Green Road, someone had broken his passenger-side rear window and a laptop, camera, wallet and cash were missing, police said.

Burglary … A resident of the 8100 block of St. Martins Lane reported Jan. 5, 7 a.m., that someone had entered her home overnight and $35,000 in jewelry, clothes and cash was missing, police said.

Burglary … A resident of the 100 block of West Springfield Avenue reported Jan. 5, 6:45 a.m., that she came home to find her kitchen door had been broken and opened, and that $5,000 in jewelry and watches was missing, police said.

Mark Malfara January 10, 2012 at 05:10 PM
This is very concerning and only seems to be getting worse.


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