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New Details Emerge in Capture of Valentine’s Day Burglars

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

Gerald Frederick Sutliff & Alyssa Marie Czarnecki

Authorities from Upper Moreland have released more information on the capture of two burglars, who robbed seven houses in Hatboro and Upper Moreland. Six of the robberies occurred on Valentine’s Day.

Gerald Frederick Sutliff III, 29, of Philadelphia and Alyssa Marie Czarnecki, 19, of Philadelphia, were arrested last Wednesday on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen Property, and conspiracy.

Both Sutliff and Czarnecki live in Philadelphia, however Sutliff’s grandmother lives in Warminster and he occasionally stays with her, said a police press release.

Police from Hatboro and Upper Moreland teamed up, last week, to try to catch the perpetrators, according to Upper Moreland police Chief Thomas Nestel.

Detectives from Hatboro and Upper Moreland conduct surveillance last Wednesday, said Nestel

Hatboro police Detective Sergeant Becker and Upper Moreland Detective Sergeant Kelly noticed Sutliff and Czarnecki acting suspiciously in the area of County Line Road, they called for back-up, reported Nestel.

The two Detective Sergeants coordinated surveillance of the two suspects, said Nestel.

Officers observered as the male suspect (Sutliff) knocking on doors and then going to the rear of several homes attempting to force entry while the female suspect (Czarnecki) stood in front of the home and acted as a lookout, according to information released by Nestel.

File - (Tom Sofield)

Police moved in and the couple was arrested. Sutliff and Czarnecki were found to be in possession of jewelry that was reported stolen, according to information police released last week.

According to Nestel, Czarnecki was interviewed by police and admitted that the couple had burglarized one home in the 2700 block of Centennial Road. She also admitted to attempting to burglarize homes in the 400 block of Corinthian Avenue and the 400 block of Springdale Avenue on Wednesday, February 16.

Sutliff reportly initially refused to make any statements to detectives but after having bail set at $100,000, he admitted to committing the burglary in the 3100 block of County Line Road and the five burglaries in Hatboro in occurred on Valentine’s Day, said police.

Sutliff is presently on probation for burglary in Philadelphia, said Nestel.

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Police: Couple Behind Valentine’s Day Burglaries

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Categories: Hatboro, Police, Upper Moreland
  1. Anonymous
    February 23, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    these two fall into the stupid criminals catagory. They really thought the police wouldn’t be watching the area where they commited the breakins? Give me a break! Here’s hoping the other two are as easy to catch.

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