Tire Slashings, Attempted Vehicle Theft in Ardmore, Police Say

Three cars had tires slashed, another had tires deflated, and a fifth vehicle was tampered with on the same night, according to Lower Merion police.

Lower Merion Police relayed the following incidents to news media at a Monday briefing.

Criminal mischief: Three cars on the 100 block of Ardmore Avenue had their passenger side tires slashed overnight from Jan. 11 to 12, according to Lower Merion police. There are no suspects.

Criminal mischief: A car parked on the 100 block of Walnut Avenue in Ardmore had its passenger side tires deflated between 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 12, police said.

Attempted vehicle theft: An unlocked car at Ardmore House was entered between 5 p.m. on Jan. 11 and 10 a.m. on Jan. 12 and the ignition and steering column were tampered with, according to police. Surveillance footage of the area showed three males standing around the vehicle at 1:09 a.m., police said.

Theft: A 17-inch Sony laptop, worth $550, went missing on Dec. 13 at Merion Hall in St. Joseph’s University. The laptop’s owner stepped away from the computer to use the printer and returned to find the computer gone; there are no witnesses to the crime, which was reported Jan. 11, police said.


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