Jewelry Recovered in Newtown Burglary, Police Say
Newtown Township Police are asking residents to be on the look out for suspicious behavior.
Newtown Township Police suspect the two men recently charged in connection with Marple Township burglaries are also responsible for Newtown's recent burglaries, police say.
People forced their way inside two locked, unoccupied houses. One on N. Newtown Street Road on March 1 and another on Wyola Drive on March 4, according to Newtown Police Chief Christopher Lunn.
Jewelry was stolen from the master bedrooms at both houses, according to Lunn, and other similar residential burglaries have occurred in neighboring townships during the last several weeks.
While the police officers were investigating the March 4 Wyola Drive burglary, Marple Police responded to a burglary in progress and were able to arrest two men from Delaware who are suspected of being responsible for many of the recent area burglaries, including the three in Newtown Township this year, according to Lunn.
Jewelry, from the Wyola Drive burglary, was recovered in that arrest, according to Lunn.
Lunn explained that a common tactic used by these types of burglars is to find a house where it appears that no one is home and knock on the front door. If no one answers, they then go to a back door and knock and if no one answers that door, they force their way inside, and head to the master bedroom looking for jewelry.
If someone does answer the door they make up an excuse as to why they are at the house, usually asking for a person that does not live there, according to Lunn.
Despite these recent arrests, Newtown Township Police continue to ask residents to be on the look out for people knocking on doors and/or walking around houses. If you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood, call 911 and report as much information as possible.
If you have an alarm system, please use it. Keep any expensive jewelry somewhere other than the master bedroom and keep an eye out for your neighbors.
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