Police are investigating five residential break-ins carried out Monday in the northeast section of Hatboro and Upper Moreland.
Hatboro Police Chief James Gardner said two homes each on Warminster Road and Byberry Avenue were broken into sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and small items which could be carried easily and converted to cash - including jewelry and a laptop - were stolen. Gardner said there was also a burglary attempt on East Moreland Avenue, as well as a burglary on County Line Road in Upper Moreland.
Gardner said Hatboro and Upper Moreland departments are investigating the break-ins, which he said "seem to be related."
"There was a common scheme and design in these things," Gardner said.
The Chief described the suspect as "brazen" and said in all instances the front door was kicked open and broken down. The residents were not home during the burglaries, he said.
Police are urging anyone with information related to these break-ins to call the Hatboro Police Department at 215-675-2832. If residents see any suspicious persons, or questionable activity, they should call 911, Gardner said.