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Upper Merion police asking for public’s help to find Costco jewelry thief


By Digital First Media staff

Friday, February 17, 2017

UPPER MERION >> Upper Merion Township Police Department has released a surveillance image of a suspect involved in a burglary at the Costco Wholesale at 201 Allendale Road.

According to the police report, officers responded to an alarm at the building around 1 a.m. Feb. 6. The investigation revealed that the suspect somehow gained access to the roof and made entry by breaking through a skylight.

The thief then rappelled into the store and stole jewelry from a jewelry case before leaving through a rear door toward the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

According to a press release from the police department, the burglar is believed to be familiar with climbing sports.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Upper Merion Township Police Department’s Investigations Division at 610-265-3232, or their anonymous tip line at 484-636-3888.