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Significant Crimes in Lower Merion Township

This page lists significant criminal events that occurred in Lower Merion Township over the past two week period and is not intended as a comprehensive view of all criminal activity in the Township.  For more detailed and comprehensive view see the police blotter by clicking here.

August 15, 2018

This morning at approximately 2:20 an armed robbery occurred at the 7-11 store located at 1401 City Ave, Wynnewood.  In this incident, a black male entered the store, produced a handgun and announced a robbery.  He fled the store with approximately 150.00.

August 8,2018

Yesterday, between 2PM and 4:30 PM a residential burglary occurred in the 1600 Block of Mt. Pleasant Rd, Villanova.  Entry into the residence was gained via a basement window.  Once inside the suspects took jewelry.

Yesterday at approximately 11:40 AM officers responding to a residential burglary alarm on the 1600 Block of Brookhaven Rd, Wynnewood discovered that an attempt was made to enter a rear first floor window.

August 6, 2018

Sometime since July 30th, a residential burglary occurred in the first block of Raynham Rd, Merion.  Entry into the residence was gained by entering an unlocked kitchen window.  Once inside the suspects took jewelry.

August 3, 2018

Yesterday, sometime between 2PM and 7PM , a residential burglary occurred in the 100 Blk of Upland Terrace, Bala Cynwyd.  Entry into the residence  was gained via an unlocked window at the rear of the home.  Once inside the suspects removed Jewelry and electronics.  

This morning at 5:53 officers responding to an alarm found that a residential burglary had occurred on the 300 Blk of Calvert Rd, Merion.  Entry into the residence was gained by force on a sliding glass door. It is unknown what was taken at this time

August 1, 2018

Yesterday, sometime between 9AM and 3:30 PM, a residential burglary occurred in the 200 Block of Lippincott Ave, Ardmore.  Entry into the residence was gained by laddering a second floor window and pushing an air conditioner in.  Once inside the suspects removed jewelry and sneakers.

July 31,2018

This morning at approximately 4:51, a Strong Arm Robbery occurred at the 7-11 Store located at 169 West City Ave, Bala Cynwyd. In this incident, a black male came into the store and attempted to make a credit purchase. The card was declined. The male eventually stated that he had a gun and fled the store with the items. He left the area in a Chevrolet Sedan.

Yesterday, sometime between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM a residential burglary occurred in the 200 Blk of Mill Creek Rd, Ardmore. Entry into the residence was gained by forcing a second floor window. Once inside the suspects took jewelry and firearms.

July 30, 2018

On July 28th, sometime between 7 PM and 11 PM,  a residential burglary occurred in the 100 Block of Rock Glen Rd, Wynnewood. Entry into the residence was gained by cutting a first-floor window screen. Once inside, the suspects removed electronics and Chinese Yen.

On July 28th, sometime between 2PM and 10:50 PM a residential burglary occurred in the 700 Block of Greythorne Rd, Wynnewood. Entry into the residence was gained via a 1st floor window. Once inside the suspects removed jewelry and a purse. The investigation into this incident is continuing.

On July 29th at 12:53 PM, officers responding to a residential burglar alarm on the 100 Block of Glenn Rd, Ardmore, discovered an open window. It was later determined that jewelry had been taken. Approximately one hour prior to this incident, a black male wearing shorts, work boots and an orange safety vest was observed on the property.

July 20, 2018

Sometime since July 14th,  an attempted residential burglary occurred in the 500 Block of Latmer Rd, Merion.  Entry into the residence was attempted by breaking glass in a sliding glass door. There was no loss.

July 19, 2018

Sometime overnight on July 17th a residential burglary occurred in 200 Block of Upland Rd, Merion.  Entry into the residence was gained via an unlocked basement door.  Once inside the suspect removed cash, an Iphone and an Ipod and Keys. This morning at 0100 officers responding to alarm activation found the home which is on the same block burglarized. A suspect was located and arrested.

July 12, 2018

 Sometime between July 9th and July 10th, an attempted residential burglary occurred in the 500 Block of Old Gulph Rd, Bryn Mawr. A widow was broken in a rear door. There was no loss.

July 10, 2018

Last evening at approximately 8:30 officers responding to a residential burglary alarm in the 100 Blk of Valley Rd discovered a burglary. Entry had been made via a side door.  Jewelry was taken.  A suspect was later located and arrested..

Last evening at approximately 10 PM officers responded to a burglar alarm on the 100 block of Rose Lane Haverford. They discovered entry had been made via a 1st floor window.  A suspect was later located and arrested.

July, 9, 2018

 On Sunday, July 8th, sometime between 5:40 PM and 8:45 PM a residential burglary occurred in the 400 Block of Glyn Wynne Rd, Haverford.  Entry into the residence was gained  through a first floor window at the rear of the property.  Once inside the suspects removed jewelry.