Friday, July 28, 2017

Boystown Burglar Caught Red-Handed, Cops Say

Andrew Allison is accused of burglarizing a home in the 700 block of Buckingham on Monday.
A sharp-eyed neighbor and a quick police response combined to put a Boystown burglar behind bars Monday evening, prosecutors and cops say.

Tactical units responded after a resident reported seeing a stranger kick in the back door of a home in the 700 block of West Buckingham around 7:30 p.m., according to court records.

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Officers arrived in time to catch 29-year-old Andrew Allison of Philadelphia hauling a 32-inch TV out of the house, prosecutors said. Police say they found methamphetamine in Allison’s pocket during a search.

Allison is charged with felony residential burglary and felony possession of meth. A judge set his bail at $30,000.
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  1. While the bond is low, at least the charge is residential burglary. Now let's hope it is not suddenly reduced to a criminal trespass and theft of mislaid property.

  2. Non-violent offender=immediate release=repeat offender

  3. I'm sure he'll come back from Philly for trial.

  4. This is sad. A 32 inch television? Burglary is a symptom of the drug epidemic.