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Attempted Burglary Tuesday in Villanova

Police believe an alarm activation prevented further entry.

Someone tried to break into a home in the 500 block of Chandler Lane just off of Sproul Road (Rt. 320) in the Villanova section of Radnor Township on Tuesday, according to Radnor Police.

Police received a burglar alarm activation at 1:20 p.m. for the home. Upon arrival, officers discovered a front window open and a foot print on a sofa inside the window. It is believed the alarm activation scared the would-be burglar or burglars away. It does not appear that anything was taken from the house.

If you have information about this crime, contact the Radnor Police Department’s Investigations Unit at 610-688-0503.

From Radnor Police:

Make sure your doors and windows are locked when leaving the residence or retiring for the evening. Burglar alarms should be set if your residence is so equipped. Most importantly if suspicions persons, vehicles, or activity is observed in your neighborhood you should call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY initiating a police department response.

andrew k February 19, 2013 at 09:56 PM
The headline says the attempted burglary was "Tuesday morning" but the article states the alarm went off at 1:20 PM? Makes sense.
Sam Strike (Editor) February 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Thanks. The error has been fixed.

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