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Crime Trend: Packages Stolen from Doorsteps

Read about some of the thefts that recently took place in Radnor.

Crime Trend: Packages Stolen from Doorsteps

Packages sitting on front door steps or in the entry way of apartment buildings seem to make an easy target for thefts. For example:

  • A resident of Atterbury Road in Villanova reported that sometime between a Dec. 21 delivery and Dec. 28 when the homeowner returned home from a trip, a pair of Nike pants and an EZ Pass were assumed stolen after being delivered.
  • A resident of Conestoga Road in Rosemont reported that a package containing about $100 in clothes was stolen from her property after it was delivered on Dec. 27 around 2:30 p.m. Neighbors say they saw two young men from the neighborhood in the area of the victim's steps.
  • A resident of Wayne House apartments on Windermere Avenue in Wayne reported that a package containing a knife valued at around $100 was stolen from the area of the main door on Dec. 20 after 5:15 p.m. According to the police report, other residents have complained of packages going missing.


Other recent thefts

A metal jack and a piece of granite countertop were stolen at a construction site on Sproul Road, it was reported Dec. 28. The theft likely happened the week prior; the items had been sitting in the back of the property.

A resident of Brynfield Apartments in the 400 block of E. Lancaster Avenue in Wayne reported that during the month of November someone entered his apartment on numerous occasions and stole items in it. Gone missing is a pruning handsaw, a pannier bicycle bag, a wrench, a bike pump and a plunger.

A resident of Farm Road in Wayne reported the theft of $12,000 to $15,000 in jewelry from her home between the beginning of November and end of December.

A resident of South Roberts Road in Bryn Mawr reported that sometime on Dec. 28 someone stole her numerical address sign located at the end of her driveway.

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