Four homes in the Ardmore Patch area were burglarized in two days last week, with the burglars taking advantage of unlocked doors or windows in three of the cases, Lower Merion police said Monday.
In chronological order, they were reported this way:
- A resident of the first block of Cherry Lane in Wynnewood left the front door unlocked as usual when leaving the house at 9 a.m. Sept. 25. At 3:30 p.m., the resident returned to discover a $1,000 laptop had been taken from the kitchen and a bedroom had been ransacked.
- Roommates on the 200 block of Drexel Road in Ardmore reported someone a $1,400 laptop, a $300 Xbox 360 and other valuables from their home between noon and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25. No one was home at that time, and the residents report all doors had been locked. There was no sign of force to the home, and it is unclear how access might have been gained, police said.
- Someone opened an unlocked rear window of a home on the first block of Ardmore Avenue between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 25, police said. A $1,480 coin collection was stolen, along with hundreds of dollars of jewelry.
- An unlocked rear window was the entry point for another burglary, on the 500 block of Graystone Road in Merion between 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 26, police said. The owners had not set the alarm before leaving the house. Women's jewelry of an unknown value was stolen, police said.
Anyone with information about any of these burglaries can call township police at 610-649-1000.