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Search on for Plum burglar

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
 

Plum police are searching for the driver of a white SUV they say ran over a woman as it sped from the scene of a burglary on Friday morning.

Police Sgt. James Miller said the homeowner interrupted the burglary about 11:45 a.m.

The woman found an SUV parked in her driveway. She saw that the hatchback was open and knew that no one was supposed to be in the house.

“She confronted him as he came out of the front door,” Miller said.

The suspect ran out of the house in the 1700 block of Grove Crest Drive, jumped into a stolen SUV and drove around the woman's vehicle, which was partially blocking the driveway, Miller said.

“In the process, he ran over the woman's legs. Fortunately, it apparently wasn't life threatening,” Miller said.

The woman was taken to a hospital, he said. Her name and condition weren'tavailable.

The burglar took jewelry and cash from the house.Miller said the SUV is a 2012 GMC Acadia with the Pennsylvania license plate ELB 9475. It was stolen this month from a house about a 1½ miles away.

The woman told police the burglar is about 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall and thin.

Miller said the man had neatly-trimmed facial hair and was wearing blue jeans and sneakers.Police notified nearby Allegheny County police departments and, because of their proximity, New Kensington police.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Plum police at 412-793-7400.

Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or cbiedka@tribweb.com.

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