Man Charged in West Grove Burglary

Man Charged in West Grove BurglaryBenjamin Lopez-Almanza, age 26, of West Grove (Southern Chester County Regional Police Department)

WEST GROVE, PA — Benjamin Lopez-Almanza, age 26, of West Grove was arrested by Southern Chester County Regional Police and charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, and Criminal Mischief, in connection with the forced entry burglary of an occupied residence.

The incident occurred on Friday, February 7, 2020, at approximately 12:15 pm, in the 200 block of West Summit Avenue, in West Grove Borough.

The police investigation revealed that entry to the residence was gained by breaking a basement window. When the victim confronted the actor inside the residence, he left on foot without incident.

Lopez-Almanza was quickly identified as the suspect and within hours was taken into custody at his residence.

The subject was subsequently transported to Central Booking where he was processed and held for arraignment. He was committed to the Chester County Prison in lieu of posting $20,000.00 bail. The case is pending a preliminary hearing.

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All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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