Boystown Burglar Caught Red-Handed, Cops Say

Andrew Allison is accused of burglarizing a home in the 700 block of Buckingham on Monday.

A sharp-eyed neighbor and a quick police response combined to put a Boystown burglar behind bars Monday evening, prosecutors and cops say.

Tactical units responded after a resident reported seeing a stranger kick in the back door of a home in the 700 block of West Buckingham around 7:30 p.m., according to court records.

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Officers arrived in time to catch 29-year-old Andrew Allison of Philadelphia hauling a 32-inch TV out of the house, prosecutors said. Police say they found methamphetamine in Allison’s pocket during a search.

Allison is charged with felony residential burglary and felony possession of meth. A judge set his bail at $30,000.

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