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Burglar shatters window, swipes jeans from Downtown Macy's

James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh police burglary Det. Valerie Milie gathers evidence at the scene of a smash-and-grab robbery Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Downtown Macy's. The robber was caught on video stealing 15-20 pairs of Levi's 501 jeans from the closed store.

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By Margaret Harding
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, 2:57 p.m.

An unidentified man stole several pairs of jeans during a daytime burglary at the Downtown Macy's on Wednesday, Pittsburgh police said.

The man shattered a window at Fifth Avenue and Cherry Way by using a socket wrench about 12:50 p.m., Detective Valerie Milie said.

He stole between 15 and 20 pairs of Levi's 501 jeans, which retail for about $60 each, and fled in a vehicle, she said.

Police are reviewing video surveillance to try to identify the suspect.

Macy's was closed on Christmas Day.

Workers arrived to board up the window and remove shards of broken glass.

The Downtown Macy's has been the target of a so-called smash-and-grab robbery before.

In November 2010, surveillance cameras captured video of thieves breaking into the store at night and making off with jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach her at 412-380-8519 or Photographer James Knox contributed to this report.

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