A recent string of burglaries at Chinese restaurants in the Spring-Ford area has led police to speculate that the incidents may be related.
The most recent burglary took place at the Fortune Star Chinese Restaurant in Spring City sometime between Monday night and Wednesday morning. The perpetrators stole laptops and an undisclosed amount of cash.
According to Spring City police chief Deidre Sherman, elements of the crime scene bore a resemblance to two recent burglaries of Chinese restaurants in Limerick.
Last Sunday night, the China Star restaurant at 469 W. Ridge Pike was burglarized by "unknown actors" who entered the establishment through a broken window, Limerick police chief William Albany said. About $140 was stolen from a cash register.
On the night of December 22, the Tang's Garden restaurant in the "Shoppes at Limerick" shopping center near Ridge Pike and Sunset Road was burglarized by perpetrators who entered an unsecured hallway in the building, then smashed a hole through the drywall in order to enter the business.
The burglar or burglars then forced open a cash register and stole about $300 in cash.
"Evidence located at the scenes would indicate that the incidents are related but I do not want to provide details that may hamper the investigations," Albany said.
Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to call Limerick Police at 610-495-7909 or the Spring City Police at 610-948-3456.