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Two Riverton Home Burglaries Occur in Two Days

Police are asking residents to call with any information.


Riverton Police are investigating two borough home burglaries in two days and are asking all residents to call them if they see anything suspicious.

On Jan. 28, a home on Carriage House Lane was broken into and jewelry, electronics and money were stolen, said Riverton Police Chief John Shaw.

A second burglary was reported on the 600 block of Thomas Avenue. Again, Shaw said, forced entry was made and various electronics and other items were taken.

“We don’t get too many [burglaries],” Shaw said. “The last one was several months ago.”

Shaw said he wanted residents to know about it, “especially the fact that they were back to back.”

“I want to make people aware of it,” he said.

Shaw said if anyone sees anything suspicious, they should call the Riverton Police at 856-829-1212.

“Call us, let us check it out,” Shaw said. “Even if it’s a noise you hear.”

Callers may remain anonymous.

Residents are reminded to lock all doors and windows. 

JustALocalGuy January 31, 2013 at 05:12 AM
That is an uninformed and inaccurate position based solely on emotion.
Barb Rivera January 31, 2013 at 09:46 PM
A responsible gun owner has his/her weapons locked up so children & mentally ill ones can't get a hold of those weapons. If someone is breaking into your home how fast can you get to your weapon? Get a alarm system..ADT does a Great job.
Dan Reynolds February 01, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Right, O is going to take away all yer guns. I hear a AR-15 is a perfect home defense weapon.
JustALocalGuy February 01, 2013 at 07:24 PM
"A responsible gun owner has his/her weapons locked up so children & mentally ill ones can't get a hold of those weapons." Sure, and I don't have a problem with any of that. Well, maybe a small problem with how we tend to overdiagnose "mental illness" in this country, but that's a whole different topic. "Get a alarm system" What do you think that's going to accomplish? So the alarm goes off, and someone at ADT then calls the house to see if it was an accident/false alarm, and after some wait time, they call the police. Then what? If you're home, you don't need the alarm, because you're there and can call the police yourself. You just need an effective way to defend yourself while you wait for the police to arrive. If you're not home, well, that's what insurance is for, I suppose.
JustALocalGuy February 01, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Dan - An AR-15 is of course an excellent home defense weapon. * The select-fire version of it, the M4, is the weapon of choice for our troops overseas who are doing house-to-house urban combat * It can hold enough ammunition to defeat multiple attackers * The 5.56/.223 rounds are very effective against personnel * It's the rifle of choice for our police, who are arming themselves against the same attackers you are


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