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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 13, 2019

Sometime between August 6 and August 11,  a residential burglary occurred on Broome Ln, Merion.  Entry into the residence was gained by entering an unlocked door at a home under construction.  A wall-safe was forcibly removed. Jewelry was inside.

August 8, 2019

At approximately 1 AM an officer on patrol noticed an open door at a closed business located 230 Rock Hill Rd , Bala Cynwyd.  A check revealed that the door had been forced.  The suspect was no longer at the scene. At approximately 04:30 hrs a male suspect riding a bike arrived at the business, entered and was arrested.

August 5, 2019

Last evening at approximately 1130 PM an armed robbery occurred at The Blue Fin Restaurant located at 401 City Ave, Bala Cynwyd.  In this incident the manager was approached in the parking lot and forced back into the closed restaurant at gunpoint. Two black male suspects wearing dark clothing and masks demand cash. They fled on foot with cash and the managers cell phone. 

July 15, 2019

 On July 13th at approximately 4:14 AM an attempted residential burglary occurred at the Harrison House Apartments located at 222 East Montgomery Ave, Ardmore.  In the incident, a well groomed white male wearing light colored clothing  attempted to enter the apartment through the sliding glass door. He fled the scene when confronted by the homeowner.

July 9, 2019

Yesterday at approximately 4:15 PM a strong arm robbery occurred in the parking lot of the Metropolitan Apts, 118 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd .  In this incident two white male teens and two black male teens approached the victim in the parking lot and took a backpackack containing sneakers.  They fled in a blue vehicle.

July 8, 2019

On Saturday, July 6th, at approximately 10:20 PM an attempted residential burglary was interrupted in the 100 Block of Walnut Ave, Ardmore.  In this incident, a dark skinned male cut a screen and attempted to enter the kitchen window. 

July 1, 2019

Sometime between 2 PM on June 27th and 3:30 PM on June 29th, a residential burglary occurred in the 600 Block of Manayunk Rd, Bala Cynwyd.  Entry into the residence was gained through a basement window.  Once inside the suspects removed cash and jewelry.

June 24, 2019

On Saturday, June 22nd at approximately 10:45 AM a strong-arm robbery occurred in front of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 75 E City Ave, Bala Cynwyd.  In this incident, a black male in his forties or fifties snatched envelopes containing cash from a bank customer in the parking lot. The suspect fled the scene in a grey or silver vehicle, possibly a Hyundai Elantra.

June 21,2019

Yesterday at approximately 1PM a residential burglary occurred in the Unit Block of East Newfield Way, Bala Cynwyd. Two black males in their twenties or thirties entered the home via an unlocked door. Once inside, they encountered a workman and fled the scene.

This morning at approximately 2AM a commercial burglary occurred at Bala Cleaners located at 48 Bala Ave, Bala Cynwyd. Entry into the business was gained via an improperly secured door.  Once inside the suspect took cash and some clothing.

June 20, 2019

Last evening at approximately 10PM an armed robbery occurred at Hip City Veg located at 76 Coulter Ave, Ardmore.  In this incident, two masked males, approximately 6'2" tall, 230 lbs, wearing Dickies Work Clothes entered the business near closing time and demanded money.  They fled the scene in an unknown direction.