New Trend in Robberies...Thanks Cash for Gold

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tacky bryn mawrAsk them no questions, they'll tell you no lies. The new proliferation of cash for gold websites and stores is causing an upswing in smash and grabs....but apparently not just the reatil store variety. This is happening in homes as well. And have you seen the crowd at Fadens in Bryn Mawr? Imagine how easy it is to rob all of us and go to conveniently placed Fadens? Wanna bet their business is doing better then anyone else's on Lancaster Avenue from Bala to Malvern?

Thanks to these scummy stores, and because they ask no questions, and probaly don't care where the god comes from , people's homes are getting robbed during the day in a smash and grab kind of thing. The Inquirer reports this in Chestnut Hill, which is upscale and comperable to the Main Line.

Perhaps it is happening around here but not being reported as such? It's always a little confusing since not all municipalities are like Haverford Township PD, who post their crimes which have occured weekly on a website.

Anyway, considering the recent robberies in retail Haverford at Roche & O'Briens, Wilke Lexus, and New Images? It's scary out there, and are we really safe? And how high will crime go if the economy continues to worsen?

Posted on Sat, Dec. 20, 2008
Authorities target gold diggers in Chestnut Hill
By DANA DiFILIPPO
Philadelphia Daily News
215-854-5934

Travel light.
That's the new motto of thieves in Chestnut Hill, where burglars are going after bling. The neighborhood has been besieged by about 30 residential burglaries since mid-September, and the thugs are bypassing bulky loot like TVs and computers and instead going for the gold.

"They're taking small things they can grab and carry quickly," said Capt. Winton Singletary, who heads the 14th District, at Germantown Avenue and Haines Street. "They steal jewelry and sell it at these 'gold for cash' places, where they melt it down."

The district has called several town-hall meetings in recent weeks to warn residents about the burglaries, which investigators believe involve multiple offenders who are familiar with the neighborhood because they either work or live there.

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Given the economy, No Doubt It Is A Sign Of The Times.

Criminals can get cash for stolen gold at Fadens's and then invade the home of Faden's owners when they get home.

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Alert! Images Hair Studio. 566 W Lancaster Ave. Haverford, PA 19041 robbed again on CHRISTMAS day (yesterday), one week exactly since their first break in. Last time downstairs, owner says this time upstairs. Also rumors of more robberies along that block?

More details will be forthcoming.

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Does Faden's lease or own the building?

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the pawn shop? they lease.

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