Troopers Pursue Rolex Thefts in Salford, Forgery in Perkiomen
SKIPPACK PA – The alleged theft of three high-value Rolex watches in Salford Township, and a separate and unrelated suspected forgery and counterfeiting incident in Perkiomen Township, both are under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police stationed at the Troop K Barracks in Skippack, they reported Monday (Dec. 13, 2021) in public information releases.
Salford watch thefts
Troopers said they continue to work on the September (2021) alleged theft of three Rolex-brand watches with a combined value of more than $32,000 from a property on South Schultz Road in Salford. The items are owned by a 64-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman, both of Telford. Taken in the theft, troopers said, were a:
- Rolex Submariner-model wrist watch valued at $14,300;
- Rolex Yacht Master-model wrist watch valued at $13,150; and
- Rolex Oyster-model wrist watch valued at $5,300.
No details of the theft were offered in the reports, and troopers did not indicate if potential suspects had been identified.
State police responded Wednesday (Dec. 8) to a Merion Lane, Perkiomen Township property. Two victims – a 52-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman, both of Collegeville – reported an incident of counterfeiting and forgery.
Troopers said the pair had a check drawn on a Wells Fargo account taken, duplicated, forged into another name, and then written for a new amount. The loss, in an incident that was stated to have occurred Nov. 26 (Friday) at about noon, was valued at more than $6,100.
No details were offered on how the check was obtained, to whom it was made, where it was cashed or deposited, or if potential suspects have been identified.
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