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Upper Macungie Township Police Department
Thursday October 18th, 2018 :: 03:12 p.m. EDT


The Upper Macungie Township Police Department has an important message for you! *Residential Burglary*

On October 13, a resident in the 5000 block of Snowdrift Road reported a residential burglary that occurred around 7 pm. Details are as follows:

The homeowners reported that while they were outside, they were approached by a Hispanic male (around 5'2, mid thirties) driving a white SUV. The male stated he worked for PPL and wanted to speak to the homeowners about parking equipment on their lawn. While speaking, the suspect walked the residents toward the rear of the property, which left the front entrance points to the home exposed. While talking with the homeowners, the suspect used a two way radio to speak to another subject, who was not seen by the residents. After the suspect left the property, the homeowners realized that someone had entered the home and stole items.

This is the second "distraction" style burglary that has occurred in Upper Macungie since October 5th. The first incident occurred in the 5000 block of Oakview Drive, and the suspect(s) used a similar story to create a diversion.

This case is currently under investigation by UMTPD detectives, however, we need your help. We ask that residents take the time to share this information with relatives, neighbors, and friends. This type of criminal targets the elderly- so it is vital that we get the word out (spoken word, not just email or social media sharing) not only in Upper Macungie, but throughout the Lehigh Valley. Remind them that they should always ask questions when approached by someone they don't know, and that they shouldn't hesitate to contact the police if they feel the situation is suspicious. Lastly, there is nothing wrong with simply not answering the door if you don't recognize the person on the other end.

If you see this type of suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call us. 911 for emergencies and 610-437-5252 for non emergencies. We appreciate your help!

Lt. Peter Nickischer
UMTPD Crime and Community Services Division Commander

Upper Macungie Township Police Department
37 Grim Road
Breinigsville, PA 18031

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 484-661-5911

Lt. Peter Nickischer
Crime and Community Services Division Commander
[email protected]

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