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Police Searching for Suspicious Man

An odd encounter in a private home has Easttown Police looking for a man, possibly a high school student.

Police say a man who walked into a Berwyn house Friday afternoon may have left in this vehicle. Photo Courtesy: Easttown Police.
Police say a man who walked into a Berwyn house Friday afternoon may have left in this vehicle. Photo Courtesy: Easttown Police.
On Friday about 3 p.m. Easttown Police say the man pictured in this article  walked into a home in the 600 block of Berwyn Avenue. Police say "when the subject was confronted by a homeowner in the kitchen the subject stated 'oh my bad as if he had the wrong house. The (man)exited the home and climbed into the passenger side of the vehicle pictured here.

According to police, the vehicle is believed to be a white or light colored Chevy Trailblazer. The vehicle was seen heading west on Berwyn Avenue.

Easttown Police say they are trying to determine if this was simply someone walking into the wrong house or if it was something more. Police told TE Patch "we are checking into whether the subject may be a student at Conestoga. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call Easttown Township Police  Detective Sargeant Mike Sesher at 610-341-9780 or call 911.
Julie Gerhardt January 28, 2014 at 07:09 AM
It seems odd that the homeowner would take photos during this incident. The photo of the man almost looks "posed."
Elaine Matt January 28, 2014 at 09:39 AM
I agree, why would you take a photo of a kid at the bottom of your driveway. Of course, my dad walked into a neighbor's house, went in the back door into the living room, sat down and started smoking his pipe! Dad had had a stroke with cognitive damage so he thought it was our house -- neighbor knew him and called me. But in this case, looks like the homeowner didn't know the kid at all.
Bob Byrne (Editor) January 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Police say the homeowners who took the photos were smart to do so under the circumstances. It turned out to be a legitimate mistake, but someone just walking into a total stranger's house is pretty unusual and naturally raised suspicions. Police told Patch Tuesday morning that the photos actually made all the difference in resolving-and closing- the case quickly. Because it turns out to be an innocent mistake we have taken down the photo of the young man at the center of the story.

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