By Mark Abrams
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — Police say a couple they dubbed “the Bonnie and Clyde of Delaware County” may be part of a burglary ring that broke into homes and cars in Drexel Hill and beyond the past few weeks.READ MORE: Upper Merion School District: Teachers, Staff Must Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Or Routinely Get Tested
Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says a series of recent burglaries in Drexel Hill prompted him to assign undercover detectives to the community. Much to their surprise, they apprehended a man in the pre-dawn hours Saturday after following his footprints in the snow to the back doors of homes.
“When they get to one of the properties, they see a male at the back door, they stop him and talked to him,” Chitwood says. “And when they do stop him, he drops a red bag. And the red bag contained cell phones and baseball caps, and Eagles caps and change.”READ MORE: COVID In PA: No New Restrictions In Philadelphia As COVID-19 Cases Rising, But 'Nothing Is Off The Table'
Twenty-four-year-old Stephen Dolceamore of Morton, who has a criminal record, was arrested.
Detectives continued to follow his snow prints which led them to a parked car in the neighborhood where they found his girlfriend, 25-year-old Kelly Wilkinson, of Springfield.
Chitwood says inside the car they found items taken in other burglaries and found even more stolen stuff, including expensive Coach handbags and other items, when they went to her parents home.MORE NEWS: Report: Sixers Sign Center Andre Drummond To 1-Year Deal
Chitwood believes there are others who are connected to burglaries, including one in Swarthmore recently in which two vehicles, $30,000 in jewelry and other items were taken.