Police Blotter: Two Robberies in Chestnut Hill Last Week

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.

Theft … A resident of the 200 block of East Evergreen Avenue reported Feb. 29, 2:59 p.m., that someone took two packages containing printer toner and basketballs, valued at $97.95, from his porch, police said.

Robbery … A man reported March 1, 4 p.m., that he was walking along Lincoln Drive at West Willow Grove Avenue when he was approached by two men asking for directions, whose driver asked for directions, police said. According to police, the men then blocked him and demanded his iPhone, valued at $200.

Robbery … A man reported Feb. 29, 3:26 p.m., that he was walking at Gravers Lane and Germantown Avenue, when toe men walking ahead of him doubled back and demanded his phone, valued at $400., police said.

Burglary … A resident of the unit block of West Chestnut Hill Avenue reported Feb. 29, 9 a.m., that her alarm company notified her that the alarm went off and when she returned home, it appeared that her rear door had been forced open, but nothing was listed as missing, police said.


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CH Resident March 06, 2012 at 02:36 PM
This is getting ridiculous. Can you please publish better descriptions of the criminals doing this stuff in our neighborhood? 'Two men' is a pretty general description, but from the two crimes, they sound very similar and are possibly connected - as someone who lives nearby, I'd appreciate a better description so I can look out for these thugs and better protect myself...guess that's not the PC thing to do, though. Wake up CH, we need to be more alert and vigilant, or else our neighborhood will go the way of many other Philly neighborhoods...and that would just be sad.
Sara March 06, 2012 at 03:50 PM
We live on West Willow Grove, and last week somebody stole a big pot off our front porch. We didn't report it because it was here when we moved in so cost us nothing, but still makes us feel unsafe. PLEASE post better descriptions. We need a neighborhood watch.
Sara March 06, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Also, my friend had her wallet stolen right under her nose while having lunch at Cake a couple months ago. She dropped it on the floor while cleaning up a little mess her baby made, and someone grabbed it. Less than 15 minutes later there were charges on her cards for gift cards at Ross and Target. This was reported but they never found the person who did it. So sad someone would steal a wallet from a woman with a baby.
CH Resident March 07, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Here are much better descriptions of the offenders from the CH Local website: First robbery: First male, black, 5’9” tall, dark complexion, wearing a black jacket. Second male, medium brown complexion, heavy-set, wearing red flannel. Second robbery: Complainant states that he was walking when he was approached by two black males who asked him for directions. First male, 16 to 20 years old, wearing a gray hoodie. Second male, 16 to 20 years old, wearing all black clothing. Attempted Burglary: Two black males were in area. First male was wearing a brown leather jacket and second male was wearing a gray sweat suit.
Linda Troiani March 27, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Someone also broke into a house on Gravers Lane - cut around the dead bolt and took it out. They quickly ran up to the master bedroom even though an alarm was ringing. They took all of the jewelry. There are apparently two men doing this (may be same guys). All they want is the jewelry. They know how long it takes for the police to arrive at the premises once the alarm has sounded.


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