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Friday, February 24, 2012

Rash Of Historic Door-Knocker Thefts Reported In Society Hill

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There’s a rash of thefts in Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood, with police saying in the past couple weeks, over a dozen brass door knockers have been taken right off people’s homes.

George Blood of the 300 block of Delancy Street says someone stole a solid brass knocker in the shape of a hand off his door. “Middle of the day, over the weekend, we went out, came home and realized it was gone.”

Blood says it looks like whoever stole his, also hit other homes along his street. “There’s been a rash of them, it’s not just one or two, it’s a lot. You can walk around the neighborhood and see them missing.” Read More