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Charges Filed in 3 Burglaries in Villanova, Police Say

The break-ins happened in October, according to the department's superintendent.

A 23-year-old Philadelphia man has been charged with burglarizing three Villanova homes in October, Police Superintendent Michael McGrath said at Wednesday night's Lower Merion Board of Commissioners meeting

From Oct. 8 through Oct. 10, McGrath said, William Coit broke into homes on the 1400 block of Lanes End, the 500 block of Spruce Lane and the 700 block of Cedar Lane. The houses were entered through unsecured basement and patio doors.

Coit was apprehended after he allegedly used one of the electronic devices he had stolen from one of the homes and authorities traced it, McGrath said.

Coit is being held in the Montgomery County Justice Facility, McGrath said. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 17 in front of District Court Judge Henry Schireson in Penn Valley.

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