Penn Wynne, Lower Merion Township, PA — Lower Merion Police reported that a rash of car break-ins continues within the Township. This week many of the thefts were centered on the Penn Wynne section of the township.
Police report that the best way to stop thefts of vehicles and thefts of items from vehicles is for the “drivers to lock the vehicle when parking them and take the keys.”
LMPD reports that residents keep car keys and fobs in their cars and this allows what may be a vandal or person looking for change in vehicles, to not only to enter or steal the car but thieves and vandals can gain access to residents homes using electronic garage door openers, fobs, and house keys found in vehicles.
Police responded to the 1300 Block of Indian Creek Drive in Penn Wynne on Monday, May 13, at 9:00 AM when calls started to come in about cars that had been ransacked and where cash or other item was reported stolen.
The first vehicle that was entered was a Mercedes Benz that was reportedly parked on Sunday, May 12, around 4 PM and was unattended until about 8:45 AM on Monday. The unlocked vehicle had been entered and ransacked. Missing was $25.00 in cash and change.
The 1600 block of W. Indian Creek Drive is where three vehicles were entered, and police report that thefts were attempted meaning the car may have been searched or ransacked, but nothing was found to be missing. These cars were left unlocked when parked.
On the 200 of Henley Road, a car had been entered, but again nothing appeared to be missing.
Two Mercedes Benz were entered in the 1300 block of Drayton Lane. Again the cars were unlocked, and police reported that approximately $20.00 in cash or change was stolen. Both vehicles had been ransacked.
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