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Suspect Busted for String of Thefts in Peddler’s Village 

A man in Pennsylvania has been arrested as the suspect in a string of burglaries that took place in Peddler’s Village beginning last December. 

According to their website, Peddler’s Village in Buck’s County is a “storybook village with charming colonial-style buildings, award-winning gardens, and distinctive shopping, dining, and lodging.” They additionally mention that “clothing, accessories, home goods, specialty foods, art, gifts, and more in 60+ shops and specialty boutiques” are available to their patrons. 

In December, various establishments in Peddler’s Village began to report that someone had stolen merchandise from their stores. A description of the alleged suspect was given to the authorities. 

At the end of March, similar thefts were also reported from stores in the village.  

One of the establishments that was targeted in the thefts in March caught the incident on their surveillance camera, and the suspect was seen in the footage. 

According to reports, the suspect in the video, a white male that appeared to be in his 60s, looked like his physical features were similar to the man reported by the stores in December. The suspect was reportedly taking a computer from one of the stores. 

The man the authorities believed was responsible for the crimes showed up at Peddler’s Village on the afternoon of June 4, and someone told the authorities they recognized him.  

Officers with the Buckingham Township Police Department were informed, and they approached him and identified him as 67-year-old Francis E. Templin from Shartlesville. 

When Templin’s vehicle was searched, the authorities reported that they located many items that were missing from the stores that reported thefts. 

Templin was taken into custody, and he is facing charges of felony retail theft. He was released on unsecured bail. 

If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now. 

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