Editor's Note: An earlier version included arrest information from the accused who used an alias at the time. It has changed to reflect his true identity. .
While responding to a report of valuables stolen from a car, a Philadelphia Police officer identified and arrested a suspect connected to several similar Roxborough thefts.
arrested David Reichert, 32, of Plymouth Meeting in connection to thefts from cars on Fountain, Pechin and Delmar Streets in late June.
Three separate residents—one on 300 Fountain St., 300 Delmar St. and 4600 Pechin St. — told 5th District Police that item were stolen from their cars overnight June 28 and 30. Two people said their cars were locked, the third said it was broken into.
Sunglasses were taken in each instance, in addition to items like GPS units, sporting goods and various cash, police said. In total, $903 was reported stolen.
A neighbor from Fountain Street gave a description of someone observed lurking around the cars that night.
Officers noted that description, and while taking the statement of the complainant on Delmar Street, observed the suspect walking around.
Police said Reichert fled on foot near Gorgas Park, and was apprehended on 4600 Mitchell St.
Investigations revealed that Reichert was in possession of the stolen goods, police said.
Reichert was transported to Roxborough Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained, and then to Northwest Detective Division for processing.
All items taken were returned to residents.