Burglar Snatches More Than $5,000 in Loot

Lower Macungie home hit for jewelry, TVs and game system, police say.

A Lower Macungie Township woman recently returned home to find that someone had helped themselves to several thousand dollars worth of her belongings, according to police.

Megan Mary McLaughlin of the 3700 block of Knight Drive reported the burglary at her home, according to .

She reported the theft of jewelry valued at $5,000, two televisions, and a Wii game console with accessories and several games, police said. A total value of the merchandise was not provided.

McLaughlin told police the burglary took place between July 2 and 7.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.

Megan McLaughlin July 24, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Correction: The theft occurred between Monday, July 2 at 7am and Saturday, July 7 at 3 pm. - Megan McLaughlin
Jayden July 24, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I'm really sorry to hear about your misfortune. Unfortunately this area is getting very bad. You can't feel safe even leaving your home when you go on vacation or have to travel for work. I live in a small town and consider myself fortunate because we have so many neighbors that watch out for everything but that's not to say it couldn't happen. I hope the State Police were smart enough to check into the Pawn Shops in Allentown, Reading and the surrounding areas. That is where a lot of these stolen items end up. I hope they catch this thief and I hope they rot in hell.
Tad Miller July 25, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Megan, Thank you for correcting the date in this story. Of course you know the period in which this could have happened to you. (We have since corrected the fact in the story that appears. Thank you for pointing it out.) For the record, state police also got it right. I misread the date, so it's my error. I apologize to both of you for that and wish you the best in recovering your valuables. --Tad Miller


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