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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

February 21,2019

On Tuesday, February 19th,  sometime between 10AM and 11:30PM, a residential burglary occurred at an apartment above the Golden Bowl Restaurant, 33 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore.  Entry into was gained via a bedroom window.  Once inside the suspects took cash and change.

February 19,2019

On Friday February 15th at approximately 9:15 PM, a burglary occurred in Melville Hall, Harcum College.  Force was used to enter two offices and a storage area.  The suspect was observed and is a black male in his late teens or early twenties wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants.

February 12, 2019

Yesterday, sometime between 9AM and 5PM,  a residential burglary occurred in the 100 Blk of Edgehill Rd, Bala Cynwyd.  Entry into the residence was gained by breaking a rear window.  The suspects took jewelry.

February 5, 2019

This morning at approximately 4 AM, two commercial burglaries occurred at Hymie's Deli and Eyelyn's handbags both located on the 300 block of Montgomery Ave, Merion.  Entry into the businesses  was gained by forcing rear doors.  Taken from Hymies was a metal box containing keys.  Taken from Eyelyn’s was a small amount of cash.

January 18, 2019

Yesterday at approximately 1230 PM, a residential burglary occurred in the first block of Merion Rd, Merion.  Entry into the residence was gained by forcing a basement window.  Once inside, the suspect removed cash. An image of the suspect was captured. The suspect appears to be a white male 20-30 year old wearing a black jacket, black pants and a red hat.

January 8,2019

Yesterday, sometime between 10 AM and 5:15 PM a residential burglary occurred in the 200 Block of Clywd Rd, Bala Cynwyd.  Entry into the residence was gained by forcing the front door.  It is unknown what was taken at this time.

January 7,2019

On Friday, January 4th at 1:51 PM an attempted residential burglary occurred in the first block of Merion Rd, Merion.  In this incident officers responding to a burglar alarm located a broken window in a side door of the home. Entry was not gained.

December 18, 2018

Yesterday, sometime between 8AM and 4PM, a residential burglary occurred in the 300 Block of N. Latchs Ln, Merion.  Entry into the residence was gained by breaking a window.  Once inside the suspects removed jewelry.