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Pair Charged in Multiple Bensalem Burglaries

Two men are accused of breaking into several Bensalem homes, stealing various items, including jewelry, and then pawning the goods.

Two men are accused of breaking into several Bensalem homes, stealing various items, including jewelry, and then pawning the goods.
Two men are accused of breaking into several Bensalem homes, stealing various items, including jewelry, and then pawning the goods.

Two men are behind bars after allegedly burglarizing four Bensalem residences and trying to break into a fifth.

Tyler Joseph Gallagher, 21, of the 100 block of Thunder Court in Bensalem and Timothy Michael Perez, 22, of the 6300 block of Edmond Street in Philadelphia, were arrested and charged with 44 felony counts total of burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, conspiracy, as well as 14 misdemeanor charges. 

Police allege that Gallagher and Perez began a burglary spree on Nov. 5 which continued until Dec. 6 and involved break-ins of four Bensalem residences and an attempted break-in of a fifth home.

The pair allegedly cut screens of windows and forced open storm doors to gain entry, according to court documents. Once inside, police allege that the men stole various pieces of jewelry–including a Harry S. Truman class ring from 1992–as well as laptop computers and an Xbox from the homes.

Fingerprints lifted from a Wunder Avenue home that was burglarized belonged to Gallagher, according to court documents. 

Following the first burglary on Nov. 5, police said Perez sold some of the jewelry stolen, including the class ring, at A Plus Precious Metals, 6907 Torresdale Avenue in Philadelphia. The victim identified the goods as hers, according to court records. 

Perez allegedly sold a Nexus Tablet and Asus laptop to the merchant on Dec. 3, police said. The owner of the store identified Gallagher as the person who had accompanied Perez when the electronics were sold, according to court documents. 

During questioning Perez and Gallagher both allegedly admitted to committing burglaries at Bowen Road, Hardin Road, Bogle Road, Wunder Avenue and an attempt at Neshaminy Valley Drive. 

Gallagher is being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10 percent of $70,000 bail. Perez is being held in lieu of 10 percent of $200,000 bail. Both await preliminary hearings tentatively set for next week. 

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