Forgotten keys lead cops to Pa. burglary suspect

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) - Police investigating a theft from a
suburban Philadelphia pharmacy say the suspect helped them by
leaving his keys dangling from the trunk of his car.
Police in Upper Darby say they found stolen drugs and a gym bag
with 43-year-old Thomas Ferkler's name and address in the trunk.
Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says investigators were
initially stumped by the Feb. 1 theft of about $400,000 worth of
drugs. The burglar had disabled alarm and surveillance systems.
But Ferkler's neighbor saw the car keys left for several days
and notified authorities. Ferkler was arrested Friday and held in
jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Defense lawyer John Neumann Hickey says he has discussed the
matter with his client only briefly.

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