Burglaries Reported in Lower Merion Township

Jewelry targeted in Penn Wynne, Bala Cynwyd crimes

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

Lower Merion Township police were contacted by the owner of a burglarized home on the 200 block of Cross Hill Road, Penn Wynne, on the evening of January 10.

Police stated that the victim, who left their home at 10 a.m. on Jan. 10, returned home just after 7 p.m. to find that discover that someone had moved their recycling bin into the center of their driveway. Suspicious, the resident walked around to inspect the exterior of their home and found that a rear door was open. The resident remained outside of their home and immediately contacted police.

Upon arrival, police conducted a safety check and found the deadbolt on the rear door had been damaged by force and that the master bedroom had been ransacked.  The homeowner determined that jewelry had been taken from the bedroom.

Police contacted neighbors, though none witnessed nothing suspicious.


A burglary was reported from the 100 block of East Newfield Way in Bala Cynwyd on Jan. 11.

The homeowner contacted Lower Merion Township police at 8:39 p.m. to report that a large amount of jewelry had been removed from their home.  

The homeowner had been out from 5:30 p.m. and returned home at 8:15  p.m. to find their master bedroom lightly ransacked. The actor(s) had forced open a rear door and removed multiple items from a jewelry box.

A neighborhood canvas was conducted by police. Neighbors did not report anything suspicious.


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