During the weekend of Friday, December 29th to Sunday, December 31st several burglaries occurred in the Rydal section of Abington Township. At this time it appears that all these incidents are connected. The burglar appears to be targeting homes that are dark with no cars in the driveway.  Abington Police Department is actively investigating these crimes and we are encouraging residents to take the following steps to help protect their homes.

  • Place lights in your home on a timer, a dark home signals that no one is there.
  • If you are going to be away for an extended period ask a neighbor to park in your driveway.
  • Submit an Away Home Notification form to us from our website under the How Do I option.
  • Secure outside ladders, they can be used to access second floor windows.
  • If you have a dog allow it to move about the home, their presence can discourage entry to the home.

Finally, and most importantly, no one knows your neighborhood as well as you. If you should observe any suspicious vehicles or unusual behavior in your neighborhood please call 911 immediately.  If you should have any information regarding these incidents or believe you may have seen something, please contact Abington Police Detectives at 267-536-1100 ext. 1550.

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