Southeastern PA

Man jailed in month-long, multi-county burglary spree

More than $100,000 taken in 17 break-ins, police say

SKIPPACK TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a suspect in a month-long burglary spree that spread across two counties.

James Murray, 27, of Royersford, Montgomery County, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, theft, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property.

During the course of their investigation, police said they determined that Murray committed 17 burglaries in Montgomery and Chester counties between July 28 and August 30. Most of the break-ins consisted of forced entry during the daytime hours.

Murray stole a total of $100,686 and caused $15,750 worth of damage in the burglaries, which were committed in Collegeville and Limerick, Skippack and Upper Providence townships in Montgomery County and East Coventry, East Pikeland, East Vincent and North Coventry townships in Chester County, according to police.

Murray was committed to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $40,000 bail.


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