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New Ken police seek suspect in auto repair shop theft

Mary Ann Thomas
| Friday, March 4, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
The New Kensington Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying this burglary suspect.
The New Kensington Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying this burglary suspect.

New Kensington Police released a surveillance photo Friday of a suspect breaking into an auto repair shop along Freeport Road last month and stealing a donation jar.

The incident occurred Feb. 15 at about 2 a.m. at Raley's Auto Repair, 2241 Freeport Road.

New Kensington Police Detective Sgt. Jim Horwatt said the man made off with about $80 meant for Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, a local animal shelter.

A New Kensington police officer on patrol heard an alarm and found the repair shop's glass front door shattered. The thief threw a cinderblock through the door to reach in and unlock it, Horwatt said.

Anyone with information can call police at 724-339-7533 or email at newkensington

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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