TribLIVE

| News

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

North Hills restaurant burglaries believed linked

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Police agencies in the North Hills will work together to determine whether a recent rash of restaurant burglaries may be linked, according to authorities.

State police in Butler on Tuesday reported thieves broke into the Log Cabin Inn on Perry Highway in Lancaster about 1 a.m. Friday and stole a safe with $2,000 in cash.

About an hour later, two men broke into Kretzler's Tavern on Babcock Boulevard in Ross and stole a safe containing an undetermined amount of money.

Early Monday morning, thieves broke into Casey's Family Restaurant in Shaler and the China Bistro and Spadafora's Bar and Restaurant in Hampton and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash registers, said Hampton Detective Robert Kirsopp, adding that police believe the same people committed the Shaler and Hampton burglaries.

“The (police) departments in the North Hills will be contacting the state police to see if there are any connections and whether it might be helpful to create some sort of a task force to work on this,” Kirsopp said.

Tony LaRussa is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7987 or tlarussa@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. McKees Rocks teen set for preliminary hearing on homicide, weapons charges
  2. Peduto blasts Wolf’s plan to borrow $3B to shore up pensions
  3. Carrick residents, businesses join police for ‘Virtual Block Watch’
  4. Mexico native sentenced to 10 years in prison for supplying cocaine to Pittsburgh-area dealers
  5. SWAT standoff on Pittsburgh’s North Side ends peacefully
  6. Reporter seeks male students headed to Chatham
  7. Derry boy recovering at home after high-profile intestinal transplant
  8. Rising East Liberty out of reach for Pittsburgh’s poor
  9. School credit ratings a problem for several in Western Pennsylvania
  10. W.Va. authorities charge 87 with drug trafficking
  11. Former Penn Hills football player found not guilty of homicide