Troopers Investigate Thefts from Motor Vehicles

SKIPPACK PA – Three separate and unrelated reports of thefts from motor vehicles in Trappe, Perkiomen Township, and Schwenksville recently attracted the attention of Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack, according to public information releases distributed Monday (Sept. 20, 2021).

Two unlocked vehicles parked in a residential driveway on Oak Road in Trappe, owned by a 50-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man, respectively, were entered earlier this month. Personal property inside, which troopers said was valued at more than $200, was stolen. Most of the 11 listed items taken were hand tools, troopers indicated.

An incident on Salem Road in Perkiomen Township, which occurred a week earlier, also involved an unlocked vehicle, a 2014 Honda Civic, from which personal items were stolen from a 53-year-old Schwenksville woman. A wallet, sunglasses and other goods were removed. No value for those was provided.

Investigations continue in both cases, troopers said.

In the third and earliest incident, troopers said unknown individuals smashed the front passenger window of a 2017 Hyundai Sante Fe, parked in a public lot off Main Street in Schwenksville, to gain access to and remove a beach bag. Troopers said the value of the goods taken – the bag itself, a bathing suit, a beach towel, and two $20 bills, amounted to $100. The estimated cost of repairs for the window was $200.

There are “no witnesses and there are no investigative leads” in the last case, troopers said. They ask anyone with information to provide it by calling the Skippack barracks.

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