• Stowe Twp. residents concerned about rash of daylight burglaries


    STOWE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A group of frustrated mothers in Stowe Township are voicing concern after a recent rash of daylight break-ins.

    Several residents of Pleasant Ridge have reported burglaries at their homes in recent weeks, with items like video game systems, toys and electronics being stolen.

    Cietara Murphy told Channel 11’s Timyka Artist that her home was broken into for the second time since October on Wednesday.

    “It looked like this whole window was kicked in,” Murphy said.

    Murphy said the first time, the burglars broke in through a window where her 5-month-old daughter usually plays.

    "I paced all last night because I was thinking if they come in broad daylight, who is to say they won't wait until I'm asleep?" Murphy said.

    According to Murphy, her neighbor's home was broken into, too. The neighbor was at school when someone broke through her second-story window.

    "He wants his Xbox back, but if I get it, I can't pay rent," the woman said.

    Murphy said she’s requested an emergency transfer but has not yet heard back from the Housing Authority.

    Police said they’ve increased patrols in the area, but no arrests have been made.

    Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to contact police.

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