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$3,300 in items taken from self-storage unit in Irwin

Irwin police are investigating a recent incident of burglary and theft from a self-storage unit in the borough, in which items valued at more than $3,300 were taken.

Chief Joseph K. Pocsatko said the lock to the storage unit at the Conley Inn, 108 Conley Drive, was removed and a cabinet inside the unit entered, sometime between March 31 and Monday.

Items taken include a grinder and polisher, an electric drill, a Rotary laser level, a circular saw, a reciprocating saw, a framing nailer, a 42-inch flat screen television, a Dell computer, Nintendo DS, Playstation PSP and video games. Loss was set at $3,321.49.

Pocsatko said it was the first time he was aware of a burglary at the unit. He said similar reports in the borough are rare.

Customers place their own locks on the units, Pocsatko said.

"(The renter) went down to check on it and he noticed these items missing," Pocsatko said. He advised storage unit renters to invest in a good lock.

"Make sure it's a quality, heavy duty lock, one that is not easily broken or cut off," he said.

Pocsatko asked that other police departments with similar incidents, or that happen to come across any of the stolen items, contact him.

Police will provide extra patrols at the site, he said, and the investigation will continue.

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