Three charged in West Ambler home break-in

WHITPAIN >> A home invasion in the West Ambler section of the township was reported early on the morning of Oct. 27.

Whitpain and Ambler police responded to a 911 call around 1:20 a.m. of a burglary in progress in the 300 block of Railroad Avenue, police said. The caller reported hearing suspicious noises outside the home and then a banging on the front door, police said.

The front door was then kicked in by three people, activating the home’s security system, and the three then fled in a black Nissan, police said.

Arriving officers observed a vehicle matching the description provided by the caller occupied by three people fleeing the scene and pulled it over, police said. The three occupants, Justin Andrews, 19, Reuben Washington, 22, and David Thompson, 19, all from Philadelphia, were arrested and charged with burglary and related offenses, police said.


All three were arraigned before District Judge Robert Sobeck and taken to Montgomery County Prison in lieu of bail at $100,000 each. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.

No occupants of the victim’s home were injured, according to police.

An investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call the Whitpain Detective Division at 610-279-9033 and reference case #20171027004.