Suspect sought in Havertown home invasion

November 30, 2011 4:18:58 PM PST
Police are looking for the man who pulled off a home invasion robbery on Wednesday morning in Havertown, Pa.

Police say this is an odd case. The suspect they are looking for is said to be soft spoken, has a gentle demeanor; he made no display of a weapon, nor did he make any specific threats. He gain entry into the house by making a topical, but unusual declaration.

Officers were called to the unit block of Joann Circle shortly after 10:00 a.m.

There, they found the found the female victim who was unharmed.

According to police, it started with a knock at the front door of a house on Joann Court in Havertown. A female resident answered.

She told police that she answered her front door, where she was met by a soft-spoken man who identified himself as being with Occupy Philadelphia.

The man then entered the home and told the victim this was a robbery.

The victim said she was told to go the second floor bedroom, where the man removed an undetermined amount of cash from her wallet.

The man then sent the woman to the second floor bathroom where she was told to stay quiet.

The man then fled and, a few minutes later, the victim called police.

"This appears to be very random," said Lt. Moore. "There is no indication that we have patterns or calls similar to this."

Police say the victim was unable to provide any further details on the identity of the suspect.

Lt. Moore advises residents to be cautious.

"At this time of year, you get people approaching houses with packages, or dressed as maintenance workers. You just have to be careful who you allow to enter your home," said Lt. Moore.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Haverford Township Police Department/Investigations Division at 610-853-1298 ext.1230, Detective Hufnal at 610-853-1298 ext.1236 or the H.T.P.D. Anonymous Tipline at 610-853-9213.


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