Upper Hanover Burglars Make Off With Pricey Haul

SKIPPACK PA – Pennsylvania State Police say they’re continuing to look for burglars who made off with an unusually large and expensive haul, valued at more than $223,000, that was reported May 14 (2021; Friday) at 7:30 p.m. by residents of an Upper Hanover Township residence.

Unknown individuals are said to have forced their way into the victims’ home and taken cash, jewelry and other items, according a public information release report from the agency’s Skippack barracks. Specifics on the burglary were not available in the document.

However, the list of missing items included a black leather Chanel purse valued at $5,000; a Hermes yellow leather purse, $10,000; two Luis Vuitton leather purses, one brown, $3,800, and one black, $2,600; three watches, a Rolex in rose-colored gold, $24,000, a Piaget at $15,000, and a Chanel at $10,000; a 24-karat gold woman’s necklace, $45,000; a 24-karat gold wedding ring with 3-karat diamond, $65,000; and $43,000 in currency.

Also, according to reports from the Skippack barracks:

Identity theft investigations

Troopers said May 14 they are investigating a theft by deception, in which the victim is a 48-year-old resident of Perkiomen Township. The resident received a bill from the Integrity Branch of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance which she apparently did not incur.

State police responded May 11 (Wednesday) to a call from a 61-year-old resident of Trappe for a theft by deception. The victim was notified that an apparently unauthorized unemployment claim was opened in his name using allegedly stolen identity information. The incident is under investigation.

Phony cash in East Greenville

Two individuals attempted to pass counterfeit currency May 3 (Monday) “to purchase various consumer goods” at the Walmart store, 620 Gravel Pike, East Greenville, troopers reported. The incident is under investigation.

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