Police: Delco Homes With Power Outages Burglarized - myfoxcarolinas.com

Police: Delco Homes With Power Outages Burglarized

Posted: Updated:
RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

Thieves are preying on families without power in Delaware County. Now police are warning everyone to be on the lookout.

Michele Levy is worried someone could break into houses with power outages all across Radnor Township following last week's ice storm, but she thought the worst when it actually happened on her block 200 Berwind Road.

"My heart skipped a beat I thought "oh no, please don't let it be our home," Levy said.

It wasn't but she can relate…being a victim in the past.

"The invasion of privacy and you know the security of somebody breaking into your home, a place that should be the safest place on earth. There's nothing to compare it to," Levy said.

Radnor Police say houses on South Ithan Ave and Orchard Way were also hit after trees crashed down on utility poles…snapping wires everywhere and left thousands in the dark.

"Essentially they were entering the houses in the late afternoon, early evening hours they were forcing entry…go to the bedrooms remove a fair amount of jewelry and flee the residence. They weren't in there long," Lt. Andy Block said.

Lt. Andy Block says they have a plan for these situations.

"If we experience a power outage in a certain part of the township, we bolster our patrols just because it's dark; it's a security issue, things of that nature," Block said.

Many neighbors say it's on them to protect their property even if it means leaving home during a power outage.

"People break in. Don't like it but you've got to do everything you can to protect yourself," Levy said.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • South Jersey Wildfire Destroys 1,500 Acres, Continues To Burn

    South Jersey Wildfire Destroys 1,500 Acres, Continues To Burn

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:56:59 GMT

    Flames are tearing through a South Jersey forest right now, and this wildfire is only expected to grow.

    Flames are tearing through a South Jersey forest right now, and this wildfire is only expected to grow.

  • Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:31:43 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
  • DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:24:27 GMT
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices