Lower Merion police investigate rash of home break-ins

- The home break-ins just keep piling up. At least 16 in Lower Merion Township have been reported within the last several weeks and neighbors are nervous.

 Xue Gao came home to this torn screen.  Someone got through the window and stole twp computers, a couple suits, a Kindle, backpack and cash.

"I think I'm lucky because all my family is safe. Everybody is OK. That is most important," he said.

And nearby, someone tried to break into this car.

There have been at least 16 home break-ins or attempts across Lower Merion Township since mid-July—in Bala Cynwyd, Ardmore, Wynnewood, Merion, Haverford and Bryn Mawr.

Police say thieves are climbing to second floors, knocking out air conditioners, breaking through doors and in some cases, simply entering through unlocked windows.

Police say July and August are busy months for thieves and victims often make it too easy announcing on social media that they're on vacation.

Lower Merion police do have a vacant house program.  If you're going away, call them and they'll make frequent checks of the house.  

Police say, when your away, you want to make your house look lived in with timers on lights and even have a friend walk through occasionally.

Police have made two arrests so far, but up to ten cases are still unsolved.
 

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