Two homes in Lower Merion's Villanova section were burglarized in the same manner in the past week, township police said Monday.
A home on the 500 block of Spruce Lane was struck between 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The homeowner awoke Wednesday, noticed the basement light was unexpectedly on, then went to investigate and found a 60-inch television worth $7,000 was missing, police said.
Also among the items taken: a laptop, a computer monitor, an Xbox 360, Xbox controllers and games, DVDs, an iPod Touch and $800 in cash.
Every other door to the house had been locked, except the basement door, according to police.
The other burglary happened between 1:30 and 7 a.m. Thursday, on the 700 block of Cedar Lane. When the homeowner awoke, the basement door was standing open, after having been left unlocked at night, police said.
Among the items stolen: laptop and desktop computers, Xbox and Wii consoles, video games and controllers, an iPhone, a Nikon digital camera worth $2,200, a wallet with $600 cash and about $1,000 in other cash.
Anyone with information about the burglaries can call township police at 610-649-1000.