TribLIVE

| News


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

North Hills restaurant burglaries believed linked

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. Mt. Lebanon native, Iraq war hero’s action goes unrewarded
  2. Scaife additions to elevate status of two museums
  3. Shortfalls sabotage promise of a union retiree’s pension
  4. CCAC president looks to fill educational niche in burgeoning restaurant industry
  5. Knoxville man charged in high-speed chase through city
  6. Newsmaker: Stacy Kehoe
  7. Demolition of Brashear factory in Pittsburgh’s North Side uncovers time capsule
  8. Police seek couple in assault, robbery
  9. Allegheny County loses population, Census figures indicate
  10. Region’s Goodwill spends $51.6M in 2014, report says
  11. Police say ‘person of interest’ in Andre Gray shooting has not been charged