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Monessen man charged in Foodland burglary

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Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 12:06 a.m.
 

A Monessen man was charged Tuesday for an alleged break-in at the Foodland supermarket Thursday on Donner Avenue in Monessen.

Ronald Griffey Jr., 33, of 643 Knox Ave., allegedly used three small rocks to shatter the glass front door of store approximately 4 a.m.

Once inside, he hopped over a counter and took several packs of L&M Red cigarettes and some lighters, according to Monessen police Chief John Mandarino.

Police secured the store until the manager arrived.

Officers were able to identify Griffey through the store's video surveillance system, Mandarino said.

On Friday evening, Monessen police arrested Griffey while working crowd control during the Monessen High School football game at Memorial Stadium.

Griffey initially denied the burglary accusations before police showed him the surveillance footage of the break.

Griffey then confessed, Mandarino alleged.

Griffey was charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled 11 a.m. Nov. 1 before Magisterial District Judge Joseph Dalfonso in Monessen.

Rick Bruni Jr. is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2635 or rbruni@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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