Thursday, May 16, 2013
The "knock-up" is a method of residential burglary that police see often.
The "knock-up" is an all-too-common way for local homes, including those in Radnor, to be burglarized. But part of actually may make it easy to help stop future crimes. Police know this: in many cases of burglary, the burglers knock on a victim's door to find out first if anyone is home. If someone does answer, the person (or people) at the door will give some reason, like asking for directions or trying to sell a service or product, explained Lt. Andrew Block of the Radnor Police Department. Here is where future crimes could be prevented. Such visits by strangers warrant a call to the police via 9-1-1, Block told Radnor Patch. Firstly, people selling items door to door need a vendors permit in Radnor, and these are given out sparingly. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Did you see anything suspicious?
A home in the 300 block of Eagle Road in Wayne was broken into on Monday, May 6 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 300 block runs from Strafford Avenue to the bridge over the Paoli-Thorndale line. Like numerous other incidents that have taken place in Radnor over the past week, a back door was broken into. Several items of jewelry were taken from the home's master bedroom, according to police. This is one of a number of recent cases in which the victims' home backs up to the SEPTA/AMTRAK R5 line. "Residents are urged to be cautious and observant of any individuals that may appear to be suspicious or may be walking along the R5 tracks," a police statement reads.
Jewelry has been stolen from a number of homes in the area recently.
A home in the 400 block of Upper Gulph Road in Radnor was burgled on Friday, May 3, according to Radnor Police. The back door of the house had been forced open, police discovered, and an unspecified amount of jewelry was taken from the master bedroom. According to police, the break-in took place sometime between 11 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. If you have any information about this crime contact Radnor Detectives at 610.688.0503. Related: Police Investigate Three Wayne Burglaries Tens of Thousands Worth of Jewelry Stolen
Monday, May 6, 2013
Read about two thefts, but only one appears to be a break-in.
Chamounix Road Theft Nearly $20,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a home on Chamounix Road in St. Davids within a two-hour time frame on April 23. It is one of three recent break-ins that Radnor Police are investigating. According to a police report, the homeowner left her house at 9:15 a.m. and returned two hours later to find her jewelry box emptied. An unlocked door was found at the back of the home, an apparent oversight by someone who provided services to the homeowner. South Bryn Mawr Avenue Theft A resident of South Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr told police that she believes a relative of hers who works as a babysitter has been stealing jewelry from the family's safe over the past year and a half. About $12,000 in jewelry was …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The break-in took place sometime during the day on Friday, April 26.
A home on Beatrice Drive in the Bryn Mawr section of Radnor Township was broken into on Friday, April 26. According to Radnor Police, the burglary took place between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. A back door to the home was forced open. The master bedroom of the house was ransacked, and numerous items of jewelry were taken, according to police. The single family home backs up to the SEPTA R100 line. "Residents are urged to be cautious and observant of any individuals that may appear to be suspicious or may be walking along the R100 tracks," a police statement reads. Any residents with information on this crime are asked to contact the Radnor Detective Bureau at 610-688-0503.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Two prescription pads were among the items stolen.
The Radnor Police are investigating a commercial burglary that took place in a medical office sometime between 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22 and 8 a.m. on Monday, March 25. According to police, someone removed a ground-level screen and opened an unlocked window. About $30 in petty cash, a Dell laptop computer and two prescription pads were taken. Anyone with information should call Radnor Police at 610-688-0500.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The daytime burglary took place on Friday.
A home in the 100 Block of Garrett Avenue was burgled on Friday, Radnor police report. The home's residents left the house at about 6:45 a.m. and returned at 2:50 p.m. Upon returning home, the victims discovered that someone had entered through an unlocked door and stole various electronic devices. The burglary is under investigation by the Radnor Detective Bureau. If you have information as to the identity of the perpetrator(s) who committed these crimes or you witnessed any suspicious activity in this area contact the Radnor Police Department’s Detective Bureau Unit at 610-688-0503. Radnor Police continue to remind everyone to make sure your doors and windows are locked when leaving the residence or retiring for the evening. Burglar …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A front door was forced open.
A burglary took place in the 800 block of Castlefinn Lane in the Bryn Mawr section of Radnor Township on Tuesday, Feb. 26, according to Radnor Police. The break-in took place between 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. The home's front door was forced in, and numerous items of jewelry were taken. Witnesses report seeing a white, four-door sedan, possibly a Honda product in the area prior to the burglary. Anyone with infomation about this crime can call Radnor Police at 610-688-0503.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Someone was home when two men tried to break in.
A Rosemont resident was home when two men tried to get into the house through unlocked windows at about 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, according to a police report. In fact, one of the intruders did get in through a first floor window to find a man in the room, and seeing him, he fled back out the window. According to a police report, nothing was taken during the incident and no one was injured. But the man who was home at the time was being treated for anxiety from the incident, according to police.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Incidents occurred near each other between Jan. 26 and Feb. 4.
Two homes were burgled recently in the 600 Block of Sproul Road in the Villanova section of Radnor Township, Radnor Police report. One burglary took place between Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, during which the home's owner was away. Upon returning, the homeowner discovered that a side door was forced open, and the master bedroom was ransacked. Jewelry was stolen. The second burglary occurred on Feb. 4 between 9 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. The homeowner returned home to find that the front door was kicked in. The master bedroom was ransacked, and various types of jewelry were missing. The homes were located near each other in the 600 block of Sproul Road, which is near Overbrook Golf Club. If you have information about these crimes or witnessed any suspicious…