Man arrested in home invasion
A Philadelphia man is behind bars in connection with an early-morning break in of a home in Hatboro last week.
Hatboro police Chief James E. Gardner announced the arrest of Sean S. Tillman, 25, last known address in the 1300 block of West Ruscomb Street, Philadelphia, for the Feb. 2 break in of a home in the unit block of North ChesterAvenue.
According to police, at approximately 7:05 a.m., police responded to a home in the unit block of North Chester Avenue after a 67-year-old Hatboro woman reported that a manwasattemptingtostealhercar.
The 911 call taker heard a struggle on the telephoneandthecallwasterminated. Upon a subsequent call back, the victim reported that a man had forced entry into her home and took property, including a computer, car keysandacordlesstelephone.
While responding to the scene, a Hatboro police officer observed a man walk- phone and the victim denied his request, police said. He did not leave the property and the victim called 911. Tillman then forced entry into the home and confronted the victim and a struggle ensued between the two, police said.
According to the victim, Tillman then took items from the home, including car keys, and left the residence and attempted to use the keys on a vehicle which was parked in the driveway. The keys did not work in this vehicle. Tillman then re-entered the home and took a telephone from the victim, who was again speaking to a 911 operator. He WhHQ flHG RQ IRRW EHIRUH EHLQJ DSSUHhended by police.
The victim was not injured during the incident.
Police also learned that Tillman attempted to gain entry to a home in the unit block ofWest MontgomeryAvenue by using the same ruse of asking to use the telephone. The resident of this home also denied the request and Tillman departed, police said.
Police believe that Tillman is homeless andmayhavebeeninNewYorkCitydays prior to the Hatboro incident. He was in possession of other personal property, such as an iPhone, that was stolen in NewYork, police said.
Tillman has been charged with burglary, robbery, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment, police said.
He was arraigned by District Judge Thomas Palladino of Pottstown and was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 bail, police said. A preliminary hearing is scheduled before District Judge Paul Leo Feb. 12.