Radnor Thefts: Baby Formula, Wallet and $2,500 Gift Card

See some of the crimes that took place in the last week of March.

The following information comes from police reports provided by the Radnor Township Police Department.


A woman stole about $150 worth of baby formula from in Wayne on the evening of Saturday, March 31.

According to employees, a woman fled the store with the formula heading west on West Lancaster Avenue.

According to police, the suspect is a woman wearing a dark navy blue hoodie and jeans that featured a white rectangle on the back.


A 77-year-old Wayne woman had her wallet stolen while she shopped at in St. Davids on March 27 around 4:00 p.m.

According to the police report, the victim noticed a man standing near her shopping cart, in which her purse sat. As she approached the cart the man walked away from the area.

One of the cards had been used in Philadelphia, the report states.


A resident of Hilaire Road in St. Davids reported on March 25 that a Trek Diamondback road bike valued at $500 to $800 had been taken from the property owner’s garage sometime recently.


A woman reported that her purse was stolen from Vasey Hall at sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday March 25 from an unlocked room. The purse contained ID cards, credit cards and a $2,5000 gift card to Tiffany.

According to the police report, the victim since went to a Tiffany store in New York to have the card replaced, but she was denied. A customer service employee told her that the card had been used, but would not tell or where or by whom, she told police.

The stolen purse is valued at $400; the wallet at $125. Both were of the brand Coach.


Also in Villanova near the university on Sunday, March 25, a burglary occurred on Tindall Lane between 9:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

According to the police report, the items that had been taken from the home included two iPods, a laptop computer, a pinky ring worth $2,500 and a gold pendant worth $3,000.


Someone paid for a pack of cigarettes at in Wayne with a counterfeit $20 bill. According to the police report, on Monday March 26 around 7:15 p.m. a man wearing a black Phillies cap, dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and pair of jeans purchased a pack of Newport cigarettes with a counterfeit bill.

When the cashier realized the bill was fake he chased after the man, who sped off in a white-colored SUV, according to the report.

Catherine April 12, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Sam, did you have to jump through the usual(recent) hoops with Radnor cops to get these police reports...or have they finally realized it's in their best interest to be open with the press and the community? This information is all important for us to know.
travon black April 12, 2012 at 08:37 PM
cvs: a black man wearing a black Phillies cap, dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and pair of jeans purchased ... YOU PEOPLE NEED TO STOP THIS BULL ABOUT BLACK MAN DID IT, WEARING A HOODED SWEATSHIRT!
Sam Strike (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I am able to request police briefs through the Right to Know process and they are given to me usually the next day. This has been how I have been obtaining them for months now. So, nothing too new in the process.
Catherine April 12, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Same old (recent) hoops, then. Ridiculous. Thanks for asking questions on our behalf, since the twp's top cop is obviously trying to keep things quiet. What's his update on the three unsolved jewelry store robberies in town?
Bill Nut April 12, 2012 at 09:22 PM
what is the anon tip line number?
Metoxic April 12, 2012 at 09:26 PM
No drunk drivers or drug busts this week? Good. Crime is down. What color was the guy in BBBY?
travon black April 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Metoxic: He probably had a hoody and was black, if a white person is reporting this crime, might of had a bag of candy in his hands also and guy name charlie D who post on patch was tracking him with his new gun and right to CARRY permit. This is America!!!! the land of free and brave. (I'm just saying.)
Christopher Merken April 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM
610-687-8851 is the number for the anonymous tip line.
Radnor Mom April 13, 2012 at 01:07 PM
the article didn't say the race of any of the alleged perpetrators.
Metoxic April 13, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Radnor Mom, it did, yesterday. The article has been edited.
Tim W. April 13, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Who cares what ethnicity the perps are? Yes, the guy with the counterfeit bill was probably African-American, the brand of cigarettes he bought are kind of a giveaway, but my white neighbor was caught PRINTING counterfeit money which is a lot worse than using it. Also, some counterfeit bills are so well made even the experts are fooled, so it's possible that the guy didn't even know it was fake.
Robert Bartlett April 13, 2012 at 03:43 PM
A lot of gift card crimes going on these days. http://www.giftcardbalances.net/


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