Avondale Man Sentenced to 31-62 Years in Prison for Multiple Burglaries

Christopher HershChristopher Hersh, age 36, of Avondale

WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced that Judge Jeffrey Sommer sentenced Christopher Hersh, age 36 of Avondale, to 26-52 years in prison for multiple counts of burglary and related charges, for which a jury found him guilty in October 2020. The defendant received an additional 5-10 years in prison for a probation violation from a prior burglary/robbery case. In total, the defendant was sentenced to 31-62 years.

Authorities state that Hersh, along with two co-conspirators, committed five home burglaries in townships around Chester County, including West Fallowfield, West Caln, Kennett, West Marlborough, and New London. In each instance, a vehicle would back into the home’s driveway, where the defendant and a co-conspirator got out and kicked in the front or back door. They then ransacked the house, stealing cash, jewelry and electronics that they sold at area pawn shops.

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The burglaries, which took place during the daytime, occurring in October and November 2016. The stolen goods were valued at nearly $35,000.

Both co-conspirators have been convicted and sentenced previously.

Pennsylvania State Police, Kennett Township Police, and West Caln Township police handled the investigation. Assistant District Attorneys Zachary Yurick and Jessica Acito prosecuted the case.

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