ALERT: Daytime Home Burglary on Mary Jane Lane
The Newtown Township Police Department issued the following statement in regards to a daytime burglary that occurred on Aug. 29 on Mary Jane Lane in Newtown Square.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–On Wednesday, the Newtown Township Police Department investigated a burglary on Mary Jane Lane. According to police,, sometime during the middle of the day, an unknown actor entered the unlocked and unoccupied house, went to the master bedroom and stole men’s and women’s jewelry.
Lt. Chris Lunn stated in an email to the public, "This is the first burglary of this type in some time in Newtown Township. However, surrounding townships have been experiencing residential burglaries throughout the summer.
In June, the Marple Township Police Department reported two home burglaries that occurred on Redhill Road and another on Cornell Circle in Broomall.
And earlier this month, two attempted home burglaries–one on Highland Avenue and another on Hilldale Road–and an actual home burglary occurred on Highland Avenue in Broomall.
The last home burglary that was reported by the Newtown Township Police Department was in May of this year in regards to another daytime burglary on St. David's Road.
Newtown police reminds residents to:
- Remember to keep your home doors and windows locked while you’re away. If you have an alarm system, use it.
- Keep an eye on your neighbor’s home and report suspicious people in your neighborhood.
According to Lunn, many times burglars who operate in the daytime will knock on the front door first to see if someone is home. If no one answers the door, they will go to the back door and knock again. And if someone does answer the door, they usually have a cover story and/or ask for a fictitious person, said Lunn.
"When they believe no one is home, they find a way to enter the house. If you see someone suspiciously walking around a house in your neighborhood, call 911 immediately," said Lunn.