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Burglars Hit Homes Darkened by Ice Storm



    Burglars Hit Homes Darkened by Ice Storm

    Authorities in Delaware County say burglars are targeting homes left in the dark after this week's major ice storm.

    Over the past two days, two homes were burglarized in Radnor, Pa. in the late afternoon or early evening, township police said.

    The first burglary took place on Thursday along the 200 block of S. Ithan Ave. and the second on Friday along the 200 block of Berwind Road, police said. Both homes have been without power since Wednesday's ice storm and each owner was only periodically home because of the outage.

    In both cases, police say the doer broke open a door, grabbed a pillow case from a bedroom and filled it with possessions. Most of the goods taken were jewelry.

    Immediately after Wednesday's ice storm, more than 50,000 homes and businesses in Delaware County were left without power. Radnor was one of the hardest hit towns in the county.

    Adding in outages from surrounding counties, more than 700,000 customers experienced blackouts.

    Power crews are working feverishly to fix the damage brought on by downed trees and electrical lines, but some customers may not have their power turned back on until Tuesday.

    Radnor Police are asking people to keep an extra eye out for people traveling through neighborhoods experiencing power outages.

    They're asking anyone with information to call detectives at 610.688.5606.

    Contact Vince Lattanzio at 610.668.5532, vince.lattanzio@nbcuni.com or follow @VinceLattanzio on Twitter.