The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2018.

Jan. 31. Robbery by handgun on the 7600 block of Germantown Avenue at approximately 7:02 a.m. The manager of the Trolley Car Diner  told police he arrived at the restaurant and went to the second floor office. While in the hallway, he was confronted by a man dressed in black holding a handgun. The unknown male said, “Don’t move, don’t move.” Then the manager started to fight the man and fell to the floor, at the same time the gun discharged striking the floor. The robber fled downstairs and was confronted by a witness (a cook). Then the robber pointed the gun at him and told him to get on the floor. The robber then fled in an unknown direction. No money was taken, but there was blood in the stairwell and on the first floor.

Feb. 3. Theft from vehicle on the unit block of Valley Green Road. A woman told police that she parked her vehicle on Valley Green Road and went for a hike. When she returned, she noticed that an unknown person had gained access into her vehicle by unzipping the soft window of the jeep soft top. The thief entered her vehicle and took one silver iPad Pro and one black case. The theft occurred between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The items are valued at $1,200.

Feb. 3. Theft from vehicle on West Bells Mill Road at approximately 11:05 a.m. A woman told police she was taking a walk with her friend in the park on West Bells Mill Road. Before she started the walk, she left her purse inside her friend’s car. When they returned, she discovered the window of the vehicle broken and her purse and the following items missing: one Coach wallet, two credit cards, IDs, and $500 in cash.

Feb. 4. Theft from vehicle on the 200 block of West Northwestern Avenue. A man told police that he left his car keys inside the driver’s side wheel well of his vehicle and went for a run. When he returned, he discovered that various credit cards were missing from his wallet. Taken was one Chase credit card, one Bank of America credit card, one Macy’s credit card and one Lowes credit card. The theft occurred between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 3.

Feb. 4. Theft from vehicle on the 800 block of Wolcott Drive at approximately 8:50 a.m. A woman told police that on Feb. 4 between the hours of 8:50 a.m. and 9:35 a.m., she placed her purse on the floor behind the front passenger seat of her vehicle. She noticed an unknown person gained entry to her vehicle by prying the right rear window open and removing the listed items: one brown Coach bag containing two checkbooks, one book, one date planner, one monthly SEPTA Pass, one pair of earbuds, one makeup kit and other various items. The total value of the items is approximately $500.

Feb. 4. Theft from the 7700 block of Stenton Avenue on Jan. 19, 2018. A woman told police that a package was delivered to her apartment building on Jan. 19, 2018 at approximately 12 p.m. and left in the hallway in front of her apartment door. The woman told police an unknown person took the package. On Feb. 3, 2018 at approximately 11 a.m., a replacement package was delivered outside her apartment door and the package was taken within minutes by a thief. The woman said she will follow-up with the U.S. Postal Service about the total value of the thefts, which is estimated at $1,600.

Summary: Five crimes reported for the week – one robbery, three thefts from vehicles and one theft.

If you have a victim of crime and would like services or support, call Northwest Victim Services at (215) 438-4410. For more information, call the 14th District Headquarters at (215) 686-3388.


Community Crime Meeting
Feb. 14 •  7 p.m.
Dorothy Emanuel
Recreation Center
8500 Pickering St.
Do you have questions or concerns about crime in your neighborhood? Attend the monthly meetings for Police Sector Area (PSA) 4, which covers Chestnut Hill and parts of Mt. Airy. For more information, call (215) 686-3140.