In February, a burglar unscrewed a light bulb before breaking into a Southampton home. In March, masked thugs held homeowners at gunpoint in Oxford Circle. In April, four thieves scaled a fence to break into a Philadelphia home. What all these crimes have in common: The homeowners had surveillance cameras.
Police in a Bucks County town are searching for burglars who have been stealing copper piping from vacant homes that are for sale.
Burglars target the home of a Philadelphia Eagle and get away with tens of thousands of dollars worth of items. The victim in this case, Jason Peters, the Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle.
Some local business owners in Southwest Philadelphia, sick of falling victim to burglars, turned to high tech security to cut crime. Their investment paid off in days.
According to the FBI, every 15 seconds, a home in the United States is burglarized.