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Jewelry Thefts in Tredyffrin and Easttown

Police in both townships are investigating jewelry thefts.

Police in Easttown and in Tredyffrin Townships are looking for susptects in two separate cases of burglaries involving jewlery thefts.

Easttown Township

Easttown police are investigating a burglary in the 200 block of Lenape Drive in Devon that was reported on August 19.

According to police the homeowner returned after being away for two weeks to discover jewelry and collectible coins missing from the home.  The value of the jewelry was reported to be about $3,000.

Tredyffrin Township

200 block of Anthony Wayne Drive in Wayne. Police responded to a call about a burglary back on August 21 shortly before 8 p.m.. According to Tredyffrin Township Police, the victim stated that an unknown suspect went into the master bedroom and removed a pillow case from the bed. A jewelry box that was on the dresser was also missing.

Several other valuables were left untouched. The value of the missing jewelry is unknown at this time. The case was sent to the Detective Division for further investigation.

Help protect your home from burglars.

Both Easttown and Tredyffrin Police offer free services to help protect your home while you're on vacation or away.

Contact your department before you go to let them know you'll be away. Both departments offer extra patrols and registries to let police know how to reach you while you're out of town in case something should happen at your home.

Elizabeth September 03, 2012 at 11:36 AM
If you are going to be away, DON'T leave your outside lights on 24/7. Don't pull your drapes tight, unless that is the way your house always looks. Driving around TE, if I can spot the empty houses, so can the burglars. Also, if you ask someone to bring in the papers, make sure it is someone who does it promptly. Solicitations and sample issues of newspapers are often given on holiday weekends--flung on your driveway in little plastic bags or hanging off your mailbox, reinforcing the news of your absence.
Elizabeth September 03, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Stopping the mail and suspending the newspaper delivery does not protect you from the freebies, the plastic bag with pebbles and ads, or the menus taped to your mailbox. I have often wondered if it isn't the burglars themselves going door to door to get a closer look, or flinging the stuff on the driveway to see what is still there the next day. Does anyone know if people leaving ads without the benefit of the post office need a solicitor's license? And if they can be fined with the evidence turned in? Or must they be caught in the act?
Serk September 03, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Just out of curiosity, why NOT leave some kind of lights on the outside of your property? I would think a burglar is less likely to burglarize a lit house than a dark one.
Elizabeth September 03, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Because lights on in the daytime suggest that nobody is home to turn them off. Do you leave your lights on 24 hours a day when you are home?
Serk September 04, 2012 at 11:49 AM
I was referring to leaving lights on the OUTSIDE of the property during the evening. The TE Police department had suggested this a couple years ago when there were a lot of break-ins.
Elizabeth September 05, 2012 at 12:28 AM
If they are on on the outside in the evening only dusk to 11-ish, it makes sense. Otherwise, it is obvious nobody is in residence if they are on all day, too and there is no vehicular movement on the driveway. That may be why there WERE a lot of break-ins... :-)

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