Main line break-in: Burglary suspects target homes in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

VILLANOVA, Pa. (WPVI) — Investigators believe two home burglaries along the Main Line are linked to a larger crime wave targeting expensive homes in suburban Philadelphia.

More recently, Radnor Township Police said two homes in the Villanova section of the township were burglarized within a week of each other.

Home surveillance filmed two suspects inside a residence on Ivy Lane on Thursday January 13. Police said robbers robbed another nearby home in the 800 block of Parkes Run Lane on January 21.

“Well, it’s disturbing, but I think overall it’s a very safe area. I never used to lock the door, but now I do,” Fareez Krishnaswamy said. , who lives in the canton.

In the Villanova cases, investigators say the suspects entered through the rear patio doors and smashed the glass.

Investigators say the criminals are taking cash, jewelery and credit cards from expensive homes and residents of Radnor Township are not the only ones being targeted.

“We’re trying to tie all the pieces together to see if we can find these people,” Warrington Township Police Chief Daniel Friel said.

Investigators from Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties are working together to solve this network of burglaries. Several agencies are handling cases of burglars targeting expensive homes, dating back to October in Warrington Township. Similar crimes occurred in Montgomery Township, Buckingham, Upper and Lower Makefield Townships, and Abington Township.

“You want your home to always appear occupied,” Friel said.

Police said there are steps you can take to keep your home safe, such as having automatic lights, setting up surveillance and locking up your valuables.

“Watch out for suspicious vehicles, someone driving around the neighborhood. A lot of times these groups will, what they call, break up a neighborhood shortly before entering,” Friel said.

More importantly, investigators said they always report suspicious activity.

“Our doors are always locked, we have an alarm system, and due to previous break-ins, Upper Merion Police have recommended that we put lights behind our backs,” said Gregory Grimm, a neighbor.

Radnor Police are looking for more surveillance footage of recent break-ins. They ask neighbors to check their cameras; it could help to solve the crimes.

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