Blotter: $1,350 in Push-Up Bras Taken from Victoria Secret

The following information has been supplied by the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Here is a list of recent incidents in Middletown and Edgmont townships reported by the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call police at 484-840-1000. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.


Burglary—Tomahawk Circle in Edgmont Township between Oct. 1-2. Unknown persons forcefully entered the residence through a rear basement window and once inside removed a safe from the victim's bedroom closest, which contained several bottles of prescribed medication, according to State Police. A 3G, 16GB white iPad was also taken from the residence. 

Theft/Fraud/Forgery—Middletown Road on Oct. 1. Unknown persons fraudulently opened an account with AT&T and had two cell phones sent to the victim's residence, according to State Police. The account was opened via the victim's social security number and personal information. 

Two-Car Crash—Pennell Road at about 7:59 p.m. on Sept. 27. A 51-year-old Media man, driving a Ford Focus, was traveling north on Rt. 452 approaching Route 1 in the center lane designated for traffic traveling through the intersection when he unexpectedly attempted to change lanes from the center straight lane to the left turn lane and struck a Toyota Camry, according to State Police. No one was injured and the driver of the Focus received a traffic violation. 

Theft—1200 block of W. Baltimore Pike at about 2 a.m. on Sept. 22. A man was observed removing several items for a fish tank from a truck parked on the premises, according to State Police. As the man fled the scene in his truck, a witness observed two fish tanks and two trunks in the truck bed, according to State Police. The victim knew the man and gave him the opportunity to return the items, which he failed to do. On Sept. 25, the victim drove passed the man's residence and saw stolen items in the driveway, according to police. 

Retail Theft—Victoria's Secret at Granite Run Mall between 10 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 22. An unknown person stole 26 Glorious Push Up Bras valued at $1,350 from the store, according to State Police. 

Criminal Mischief—Riddle Memorial Hospital parking lot on Sept. 21. The victim told police that he parked in the front lot of the hospital, went inside and when he returned his vehicle had two slashed tires, according to State Police. The previous day the victim reported receiving a text message from a known person stating, "yo u kno u got 2 flat tires! And I think u window cracked the front one," according to State Police. The victim had been aware of the cracked window however at that time the vehicle's tires were not damaged, according to State Police. The investigation continues.


KB Cate October 04, 2012 at 12:57 PM
This Springfield Mall Victoria's Secret robbery has got to be at least the third this year. So it is an easy mark. I know it, anyone else that reads the Police Briefs knows it and hey, maybe some criminals are starting to know it too. What does this say about the safety of this store and the Springfield Mall in general. I received a gift certificate to VS last Christmas and haven't used it yet because after reading about all of these robberies there, I figured that the store would be out of stock with a good chance of a criminal element in the store to boot! The mall and the police need to get a grip.
Media Mama October 04, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Cate, the article states that this happened at Granite Run Mall.
KB Cate October 04, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Thank you Media Mama. I didn't read the article correctly. Guess I confused the spate of Victoria Secret robberies that have taken place at the Springfield Mall with this one at Granite Run.
Courtney Elko (Editor) October 04, 2012 at 01:41 PM
You are both actually correct. Springfield Patch also has an article today about items being stolen from the Springfield Mall Victoria Secrets: http://springfield-pa.patch.com/articles/blotter-over-600-of-victoria-s-secret-merchandise-stolen Thanks for reading!
Media Mama October 04, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Lovely. I honestly dislike both malls, but sadly choose Springfield over GR. I wish we had another choice!
Regina DiLabbio Klugh King October 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM
I'm trying to look at the modus operandi of the thief: Does he/she take them into the dressing room and layer them on starting with the smallest first and gradually placing the large, larger, largest on top and then walk out looking like Dolly Parton? Like one of those Russian nesting dolls at Xmas time! In any event, what a curiously uplifting story to start my day!


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