Lower Merion police on Tuesday reported to news media that the following incidents happened in the Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch area in the previous week:
Retail theft — About 3:55 p.m. Aug. 29, a man used a Target bag to smuggle $110 worth of merchandise out of the City Avenue , police said.
The goods included two electric razors. The thief was described as a goateed black man wearing glasses, a black T-shirt and cargo pants.
Witnesses said the men fled on a bus, but officers did not locate him after stopping several buses.
Burglary — An alarm sounded about 11:50 a.m. Aug. 30 in a home on the 100 block of Fairview Road in Penn Valley.
Police found a living room window had been pried open, but it was unknown whether anything was missing from the house.
Theft from vehicle — About $700 in merchandise was stolen from an customer's car Aug. 31, police said.
The man parked about 3:40 p.m. and entered the gym. Before he returned to his Mazda 3 at 5:25 p.m., police said, someone pried open one of his windows about 2 inches and unlocked a door to gain entry.
A messenger bag and textbooks were stolen, along with a cell phone, glasses, a checkbook and a pocket tool, police said.
Theft from vehicle — An unlocked mountain bike was stolen from the bed of a Toyota Tacoma between 8 and 10 p.m. Sept. 1 on the first block of Jefferson Street in Belmont Hills, police said.