Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LM Cops: Family friend steals $50k in jewelry from Main Line home

Lower Merion Police announced an arrest made over a jewelry theft that happened in Bryn Mawr in October.

LM Cops: Family friend steals $50k in jewelry from Main Line home

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Ann Gleeson, 34, is being charged with theft of jewelry worth $50,000.
Ann Gleeson, 34, is being charged with theft of jewelry worth $50,000. (courtesy Lower Merion Police)

Police have arrested a 34-year-old woman in connection with the theft of $50,000 worth of jewelry from a close friend's Bryn Mawr home.

Lower Merion Police Sgt. John Stillwagon said the suspect, West Chester resident Ann Gleeson, turned herself into police on Feb. 2 and was charged with the theft from the home on the 1100 block of Springmont Circle in Bryn Mawr.

The arrest culminates a nearly three-month investigation that began after the homeowner reported the theft on Oct. 10.

Police named Gleeson a suspect because she had been in the house around the time of the theft and was reportedly a family friend.

The theft was believed to have occurred between Oct. 2 and 7.

Gleeson was released on $10,000 bail, and was originally scheduled for a Feb. 9 hearing. Gleeson’s attorney waived the hearing, and she now faces a formal arraignment in Norristown on March 14.

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Josh Fernandez is a 2011 graduate of Temple University where he studied journalism and gender studies. He was a writer and editor for The Temple News, and has interned at Philadelphia City Paper and the Philadelphia Daily News. Josh lived in Aston, Pa. in Delaware County before moving to University City in Philadelphia.

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