The following crime report is for crimes in Chestnut Hill from March 29 to April 1, 2017.

March 29. Theft at approximately 6 p.m. on the 8800 block of Germantown Avenue. An unknown male entered the church and introduced himself to the choir manager after being seen walking around the first floor. The following items: one purse, one red wallet with a black tassle, one black iPhone and one credit card were taken from the unlocked office on the first floor. The purse and cell phone were visible through office window. The man was seen looking in the office window.

March 31. Theft at approximately 3:15 p.m. on the 7800 Germantown Avenue. A man told police that he left his phone in the bathroom and when he went back to get it, the phone was gone. The owner tracked the phone to the Staples next door. He went to check with negative results. The phone was then turned off.

April 1. Rape at approximately 10 p.m. on March 31. A woman told police that she was approached by an unknown male asking for directions at the intersection of Germantown and Chestnut Hill. The man then followed her to the 8600 block of Germantown Avenue, where he shoved her into his car and sexually assaulted her.

Summary: Three crimes for the week – One rape and two thefts

If you have been a victim of crime and would like services or support, call Northwest Victim Services, 6301 Germantown Ave., Second Floor, Suite One, 215-438-4410.

For more information, call the 14th District Police Headquarters at (215) 686-3388.


Captain’s Townhall Meeting
April 18
6 p.m.
14th District Police
43 W. Haines St.

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