Burglars appear to be targeting Penn Wynne and Wynnewood homes for daytime thefts, Lower Merion police said at a Monday briefing with news media. Three burglaries and a burglary attempt occurred in the Lower Merion neighborhoods last week.
$169,700 Burglary in Penn Wynne
In the most noteworthy incident, an estimated $169,700 in jewelry, accessories and electronics were stolen from a Meredith Road home in Penn Wynne on Oct. 3, and evidence of an attempted burglary on the same street was reported the next day, police said.
$6,000 in Jewelry Stolen from Trent Road Home
Approximately $6,000 in jewelry was stolen from a home on the 200 block of Trent Road on Oct. 2, police said. A homeowner left the house at 3:15 p.m., locking both the front and back doors of the home; she returned shortly after 10 p.m. to find the dining room window open and screen removed, according to the police report.
Missing are a number of items, including a white gold diamond wedding ring worth $1,000, a pearl necklace worth $800, and a diamond ring worth $500. The total value of the items stolen is approximately $6,000.
Jewelry Stolen from Knox Road Home
Numerous necklaces, earrings and bracelets were stolen from a home on the 1200 block of Knox Road on Oct. 5, police said. Sometime between 6:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., a burglar or burglars gained entry by breaking a window, then entering through the side porch door, police said.
Residents with any information about these incidents can contact the Lower Merion Police Department at 610-649-1000.