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White Oak break-ins keep police on alert

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Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 2:11 a.m.
 

White Oak police are investigating a series of break-ins during the past month.

Police Chief Lou Bender said six burglaries plus one attempted burglary have been reported since Sept. 11.

“Some happened in the daytime, some in the evening,” Bender said on Monday.

Jewelry, cash and a firearm are among items reported stolen.

Break-ins were reported along Amherst, Glass and Summit streets and Fawcett and Ohio avenues.

“Usually the point of entry has been on the ground level, doors and windows that have been left unlocked,” Bender said.

The White Oak chief said there have been reports of two individuals who aroused concern.

“We've had some reports of two black males, ages between 16 and 22, that would knock on the door,” Bender said. “If someone answered, they would ask if they had seen a particular dog.”

There have been signs posted about a lost dog in White Oak and the neighboring Fairhaven area in North Versailles Township, but Bender said he did not believe those matters were related.

The chief urged residents who see any suspicious activity to call 911 at the time it occurs.

He said anyone with information about the burglaries can call the police department's non-emergency number, 412-672-9727.

Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or pcloonan@tribweb.com.

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