Troopers Investigate Upper Hanover Tool Burglary

UPPER HANOVER PA – Burglars at the Geryville Pike, Upper Hanover, home of a 49-year-old man allegedly stole a lengthy list of hand and power tools with a value of more than $4,500, according to a report issued Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2021) by Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

During the Aug. 27 (Friday) incident at 7:30 a.m., the victim told troopers he encountered both a woman, who initially knocked on his front door, and also a man whom he spotted in an enclosed porch. A short time later he left the property to see a white van standing in his nearby driveway with its sliding door open, and reportedly witnessed items he owned inside the van.

The victim said the man from the porch ran to the van where the woman was waiting, and they fled the scene in the vehicle with the items still inside headed, north on Geryville Pike toward Route 663.

Reportedly taken without force during the burglary were a Dewalt-brand adjustable battery-powered drill, valued at $225; a Dewalt adjustable battery operated drill, $225; a Dewalt right-angle battery powered drill, $250; a small hand level, $30; a small framing square, $15; tin snips, $10; a tape measure, $20; a razor knife, $5; Dewalt tool bag, $20; Dewalt charger with two batteries, $150; and a wall-mount wood turner, $3,600.

Troopers said they continue to investigate the incident.