Doylestown burglar loots while families sleep

DOYLESTOWN TWP., Pa. - November 22, 2010

The two back-to-back burglaries happened after midnight Friday into Saturday in the 100 block of Pine Mill Circle and the 100 block on Windsong Drive.

Police say as the homeowners were sleeping, the burglars made their way into their homes through an unlocked door or garage, stealing cash, wallets and credit cards.

They think the thief may be a drug addict.

"It shows you the hold drugs have on people that they don't care," Doylestown Township Police Chief Stephen White said.

A resident on Curly Hill Road reports she and her family were returning home Saturday night and apparently interrupted a burglary at their home as it happened. They called police.

"And they chased him and they never found him, but they feel he was about to break in or he was already in the house, we're not sure, and when we pulled up, he dove into the woods, but they did not catch him," resident Lisa Angelo said.

Angelo says this is the second occurrence of this nature at their home.

Meanwhile in the 100 block of Windy Run Drive early Saturday, a bandit entered a homeowner's car and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Police believe it may be the work of the same person.

"It's scary, it's definitely a wakeup call that your doors are locked and your alarm is set," homeowner Sue said.

It seems some people out here have a habit of leaving their doors and cars unlocked because they have a sense of safety in this rural area, but police say it's time for people to lock-up because times have changed.

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