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95-year-old woman among victims of thefts at Lehigh County retirement community

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - Police are investigating a series of thefts from residents of a retirement community in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

Police said on four occasions, money was stolen from residents' rooms at the Country Meadows on North Krocks Road.

Nearly $140 was stolen from the room of an 89-year-old resident some time between May 16 and May 25, police said.

On May 29, $80 was reported stolen from a 91-year-old man. The next day, $56 was taken from a 95-year-old woman, officials said.

Police said the rooms were unlocked when someone went in and took the cash.

Police could not say if there were any suspects or persons of interest in the case.

Detectives are working with the retirement community's staff, Lt. Peter Nickischer with Upper Macungie Township Police said.

There were no signs of forced entry, Nickischer said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Upper Macungie Township Police at 484-661-5911.

"Anyone who targets the elderly is somebody that we want to apprehend so we take it very seriously," Nickischer said.

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