WARRINGTON Twp. (CBS) — In Sweetbriar Village, the Friday morning break-in was big news to a community that has known nothing but quiet.
“You wouldn’t think, living this far out, you’d have any problems,” said a neighbor who wanted to be identified only as Justin.
But police said the crime in Warrington was not the first. And it may not be the last.
“It’s kind of a scary thought, and I hope the police will do their job, and I’m sure they will,” said neighbor Neal Belushu.
Police said someone got into a home in the condo and townhouse complex, and walked right into a woman’s bedroom. Police said the intruder likely walked in through an unlocked sliding door early Friday morning and escaped the same way.
Everyone is now taking a second look at security and looking out for anything suspicious.
“People were working on locks on their front doors, working on their back doors,” described Justin.
Now police are connecting this crime to a string of other thefts in the area, all off Bristol Road. Police said this may be the same person who was behind a number of break-ins in nearby Doylestown Township. In those cases, the intruder took cash and credit cards while people slept. Deborah Taylor had her purse stolen.
“It’s terrifying,” said Taylor. “My husband and I were in the house.”
Police said this same person may have recently stolen money and electronics from at least seven unlocked cars in the area. Now police are trying to put an end to this string of robberies, as neighbors in Sweetbriar Village try to restore a sense of security in the community.
Reported By: Oren Liebermann, CBS 3