Alleged serial burglar arrested in Montgomery County

Edward Barnes

June 28, 2013 9:34:52 AM PDT
The suspect in nearly two dozen home burglaries in the area has been arrested.

Edward Barnes, Jr., 47, was arrested while allegedly breaking into a home in Whitemarsh Township on June 22nd.

Police say he is suspected of burglarizing homes in Whitpain Township, Conshohocken, Plymouth Township and Northeast Philadelphia.

The burglaries happened over the past 15 months, police said, each occurring between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

During some of the incidents, homeowners were inside the residence when the burglaries took place.

Investigators say they have seized jewelry and electronics from his home on Cottman Avenue in the Northeast.

Barnes is being held on $100,000 bail.