TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

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.

Daily Photo Galleries

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 mharding@tribweb.com. Photographer James Knox contributed to this report.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Couple taken into custody after 8-hour standoff in Hempfield
  2. Pirates notebook: Locke makes bid for final rotation spot, Tabata cut
  3. Penguins slip past Sharks, 3-2, in shootout
  4. Connellsville church collects goods, money for the needy
  5. Tenebrae returns for Connellsville’s St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
  6. Narduzzi set to begin more critical evaluations during Pitt football spring drills
  7. Police end standoff with New Kensington man
  8. Players, casinos pan IRS idea to track more slot payouts
  9. Calm dad known for work ethic, culinary skills
  10. Hays eagle egg watch continues
  11. Sex-soaked culture faulted for fraternity house parties