Theft from Vehicle Thwarted by Owner, Police Say

A Worcester man shooed away an alleged thief who who entered his wife’s vehicle; a stolen basketball hoop was also reported in the area.


Attempted Theft from Motor Vehicle in Worcester

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an attempted theft from motor vehicle on Jan. 30, in which the alleged thief ran after being spotted, and yelled at, by the owner of the vehicle.

According to the police, a 45-year-old Worcester man looked out his home window on the 2500 block of Crestline Drive at 1:30 a.m. and saw an unknown male standing next to the open driver’s side door of his wife’s gray Honda Odyssey, with the interior car light on.

The man yelled out the window and the alleged thief fled the scene. According to the victim, the vehicle was unlocked and there was no forced entry, police said.

The victim reported that nothing seemed to be missing from the vehicle.

The PSP - Skippack urge residents to lock their car doors, and ask anyone with information on this incident to contact PSP-Skippack at 610-584-1250.

Criminal Mischief in Perkiomen

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a report of criminal mischief, in which a 10-foot basketball rim and post disappeared from a property on the 200 block of Commons Lane in Perkiomen Township.

A 49-year-old Perkiomen woman reported that the incident occurred between 6 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 6:45 a.m. on Jan. 30.

Police ask anyone with information to contact PSP – Skippack at 610-584-1250 and reference incident number K03-1899706.


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