Reporting Brad Segall
By Brad Segall
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Another round of home burglaries in the central Bucks County area has a local police chief warning residents to be vigilant and make sure their houses are secure when they go out.
Doylestown Township Police Chief Stephen White is calling a recent rash of daytime burglaries “brazen.” He says burglars are forcing their way into homes and grabbing cash, jewelry and other items they can sell.
White doesn’t believe it’s a professional group of burglars, but rather thieves who are after quick money to fuel drug habits.
And White says it appears the Doylestown area is being targeted.
“You know your neighborhoods better than anybody else,” he tells residents. “If something stands out, makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up, call the police and report it because we need to protect our neighborhoods together,” White explained.
Doylestown Borough police arrested a Feasterville man last Friday who might be connected to some of the burglaries, but police believe there are others involved. White wants to get them off the street before the burglaries become confrontational.