Three burglaries occurred in Merion Station between Dec. 19 and 20, including one in which an estimated $10,000 in antique jewelry was stolen, Lower Merion police told news media at a Monday briefing. Police apprehended suspects in one of the burglaries, but it's unclear if the three burglaries are related, police said.
Blancoyd Road Burglaries
Two of the burglaries occurred on Blancoyd Road in Merion Station on Dec. 19.
In the first, police responded to the unit block of Blancoyd Road in Merion Station around 5:36 p.m. for an alarm activation. Police said the door’s rear sliding door had been pried open slightly, but it is not sure if entry was gained or if items were missing.
In the second burglary, various pieces of antique jewelry, estimated to be worth in excess of $10,000, were stolen from another home on the unit block of Blancoyd Road on Dec. 19, police said.
The homeowner had been gone from 8 a.m. to about 6:45 p.m., and returned home to find the back door standing open, police said. A jewelry box containing watches from the 1920s, a large pearl necklace, a pearl pin with diamonds, a blue sapphire pendant necklace and other items were stolen, according to the report. The homeowner had locked all the doors and windows prior to leaving, but the house did not have an alarm, police said.
Putnam Road Burglary
Police apprehended two suspects in a third Merion Station burglary that occurred Dec. 20, but police have not confirmed that the burglaries are related.
The Dec. 20 burglary occurred on the 500 block of Putnam Road in Merion Station. Police said the homeowner left his home at noon on Dec. 20, returning home at 6:30 p.m. to see an interior door kicked in. A wooden chest containing silver dining utensils, an iPad, a professional video camera and a platinum wedding ring were among the items reported stolen, according to the report.
Two New Jersey residents, in connection with both the Putnam Road burglary and a Wynnewood burglary. Police pulled over the pair's car, which matched the description of a car seen fleeing the site of a burglary on Wynnewood's Gypsy Lane. Inside, several items stolen in the Putnam Road burglary were discovered, police said.
Police have not confirmed a connection between the three Merion Station burglaries. At this time, Reiss and Dangelatonio have not been charged in connection with the Blancoyd Road burglaries, police said.