Troopers Investigate Red Hill, Upper Hanover Thefts

SKIPPACK PA – Alleged thefts of scrap metals from a Red Hill manufacturer, and of tools and equipment from an Upper Hanover Township address, are being investigated by Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop K Barracks in Skippack, it reported Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2022).

Scrap metal thefts in Red Hill

Surveillance video examined by troopers may have provided additional information into recurring thefts of scrap metals and other valuables at Corona Metals LLC, 820 Main St., Red Hill, troopers said. They are looking for public help in attempting to identify two individuals, a man and woman of unspecified ages, who are seen in video footage taken Dec. 11 (2021) at 3:45 a.m. No photos of either were provided.

The male “appeared to be wearing a ‘Carhart’-style work jacket, jeans, a baseball-style cap, and tan work boots. The female appeared to be wearing a zip-up fleece jacket, leggings, and had glasses pushed onto the top of her head. They also had a small dog with them,” troopers wrote.

Investigators accuse the couple of stealing scrap items valued at $50 from the manufacturer’s recycling container. It’s not the first such incident, they added; “items have been taken from the business on several occasions,” they added.

Anyone with information on these thefts is asked to call the Skippack barracks at 610-584-1250.

Upper Hanover tools, equipment theft

Troopers said they also are pursuing leads in the November 2021 thefts of a leaf blower, wood chipper, and two socket sets from a Graber Road, Upper Hanover property. The three items were collectively valued at $300. The victim estimates they were stolen sometime between Nov. 13 and 30; the complaint was filed with the barracks Nov. 30 at 1:15 p.m.

The wood chipper was said to be more than 30 years old. The make and model of the leaf blower and the socket sets were unknown and not identified. Troopers again asked anyone with information regarding the incident to call the barracks, 610-584-1250.

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