Half Million Dollar Heist Part Of Suburban Burglary Spree - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Police: Half Million Dollar Heist Part Of Suburban Burglary Spree

Posted: Updated:
Lower Merion police say there have been 10 confirmed burglaries and reports of four others in a week's time. Lower Merion police say there have been 10 confirmed burglaries and reports of four others in a week's time.
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

Lower Merion Police issued an alert to residents after 10 confirmed burglaries and four attempted burglaries were reported in about a week's time.

The latest happened Wednesday afternoon on the 300 block of Baird Street.

Sue Rubin's friend was one of the burglary victims.

"She was freaked out."

She raced to her vacationing friends house on the 700 block of Periwinkle Lane after she got a call about the alarm going off.

Police say thieves busted through the rear basement door, ransacked the house and stole about $49,000 worth of jewelry that included Rolex and Bulgari watches.

Rubin says the crooks tried to buy some time by dismantling the alarm once inside.

"From what  we understand, the horns were pulled down."

A homeowner in a gated Villanova  community was also victimized by the burglars. Police say a house on  the 700 block of Canterbury was hit for nearly $500,000 dollars in designer bags and jewelry.

Cartier rings, Hermes and Gucci Berkin bags among the bounty.

"Burglars follow the money," said a resident in one of the burglarized neighborhoods. "That's pretty amazing."

Police believe more than  one person or group is responsible because the crimes are spread out and there are different patterns.

The common thread: the crooks enter through unlocked windows or doors.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices