NEWTOWN SQUARE–The following information has been provided by Newtown Township Police Chief Chris Lunn.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Newtown police investigated a residential burglary on Boot Road. An unknown actor(s) forced entry through the front door of the unoccupied home. Once inside, they went to the master bedroom and stole jewelry. Neighboring townships have also experienced similar burglaries during the last two weeks.
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 the front door, they go to a back door and knock on that door.
If no one answers they force entry into the house, go to the master bedroom and look 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.
We are asking 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 about the person(s) 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.