Possible burglary spree in Philly, suburbs

August 27, 2009 2:57:02 PM PDT
Police say two burglars were caught in the act by a Haverford, Pa. woman.Now, investigators are wondering if those men are responsible for a number of other crimes throughout the area.

Officers were called to the home in the 1800 block of Windsor Park Lane around 1:20 a.m. on August 19th.

There, a woman says she was in the basement working at her computer, then went upstairs to the dining room.

That's where she found two unknown men standing there.

She said she screamed, went back into the basement and held the door closed. She said she heard the men flee from the home through a rear sliding glass door.

One of the suspects is described as a black man about six feet tall, with a thin build and close cropped hair. He was seen wearing blue jeans and an orange shirt.

The other man is also described as a black man about six feet tall, wearing blue jeans and a navy blue shirt.

The only item missing was the victim's wallet.

Two hours later in Ridley Twp, another house was hit. Police say two men used a ladder to get in upstairs. Yet this time when a 19 year old walked in on the burglary, one man duct-taped his arms together and held him on the ground witha gun to his neck, while the men stole electronics and a car.

On August 22, police in Philadelphia say they were responding to a home burlary when one of the suspects was shot by a homeowner.

Kevin Briscoe, 18, was later picked up by police at Einstein where he was getting treatment for his gunshot wound.

Police in Springfield, Pa. say they are also investigating similar burlgaries.

Anyone with information should contact Sergeant Daniel Wallower of the Haverford Township Police Department Investigations Division at 610-853-1298 ext. 232.

Residents are reminded to report any suspicious persons, vehicles or incidents to police by calling 911.

You can get the latest crime statistics from the Philadelphia Police by CLICKING HERE for the force's crime data mapping site.


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