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Police alerts issued for Bala Cynwyd, Merion and Wynnewood

Two alerts issued by the Lower Merion Police Department serve as reminders for residents to keep their guards up.

Lower Merion Police issued two alerts Monday, Dec. 12 regarding incidents in Merion and Wynnewood and Bala Cynwyd.

In the first alert, Lower Merion Police state that thefts from unlocked automobiles occurred in the 500 block of Rock Avon Road, the 200 block of Avon Road, the 500 block of Merwyn Road, Merion and the 400 block of Chichester Lane, Wynnewood, where residents reported missing small electronic items and money.

Police said the thefts occurred in the overnight hours between Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11.

It was reported that a tall man wearing a dark colored jacket was seen leaving the Wynnewood property on Chichester Lane.

The second alert detailed suspicious activity that took place the evening of Sunday, Dec. 11 in Bala Cynwyd.

At about 5 p.m., a man driving a white van was seen in Bala Cynwyd near Levering Mill Road and Bryn Mawr Avenue acting suspiciously.

The alert said the van was parked for some time in the area near the Cynwyd Elementary School's playground, located at the intersection. The van left, and returned minutes later as children occupied the playground.

The van, believed to be a Honda Odyssey, was last seen traveling north on Levering Mill Road.

The Lower Merion Police Department remind residents to park in well-lit areas, remove all items of value from the their vehicles, lock their doors and activate alarms.

Residents with further information regarding their suspicious van driver, or the automobile thefts, should contact Lower Merion Police at 610-649-1000. Residents who observe suspicious activity or circumstances should call the department or dial 9-1-1 immediately.