Grinch Strikes in the Grand Oak Neighborhood of East Goshen

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Authorities state that on December 22, 2021, at around 1130pm, the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department was dispatched to the 1400 block of Grand Oak Lane, East Goshen Township, for a suspicious condition. An alert resident observed the attached pictured suspect who was wearing dark clothing and possible “Jordan Brand” sneakers cross their yard close enough for their security camera to activate.

Patrol Officers quickly arrived at the neighborhood and were advised that the suspect fled through rear yards as police arrived. Patrol officers searched the neighborhood as well as surrounding areas but could not locate the suspect.

On December 23, 2021, a resident from the 1400 block of Grand Oak Lane reported finding a chainsaw and leaf blower in their yard that was not theirs. An unknown amount of money was also stolen from a neighbor’s unlocked vehicle.

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Over the past several months, there has been a significant increase in vehicle break-ins and property crimes throughout the West Chester area. Police state that they are increasing patrols and request anyone with surveillance footage who captures anything suspicious to immediately contact police.

Any resident who feels that the recovered chainsaw and leaf blower are theirs or has additional surveillance footage is asked to contact police at 610-692-9600 or 610-692-5100 (non-emergency line) or submit a tip online here.

Information is subject to change at any time. A suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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