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Burglars Target Penn Wynne, Wynnewood, Police Say

Three burglaries and an attempted burglary occurred in the area last week, police said.

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.

Linda Sherman October 09, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Something needs to be done about these robberies.
Matt Peskin October 09, 2012 at 08:22 PM
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BSmooth November 26, 2012 at 06:30 AM
Stop acting like crime stops at the philadelphia border. Of you can afford to live in the ” suburbs” maybe you should consider buying a security system. This is 2012 and its also America....

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