PITTSBURGH – A woman was pistol-whipped during a robbery Sunday afternoon in downtown Pittsburgh, police said.
The robbery was reported about 1:45 p.m. at a business in the 400 block of the Boulevard of the Allies.
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Summer Mancini said her boyfriend, Steve Shinkle, was visiting her in Florida when he got an alert that the cameras inside his apartment were activated.
Mancini said they believe the man captured on the video is a man Shinkle hired recently to do electrical work, Michael Lucosh Jr. Police also said they also have information indicating the same.
Lucosh Jr. and his father were recently charged with installing a fake water heater inside a customer’s home, then stealing checks and a credit card. Lucosh’s father was taken to jail, but police could not find Lucosh Jr.
They believe the man captured on video may provide proof that he is still in the area, committing crimes.
There are several warrants for the arrest of Michael Lucosh Jr.
Robert Williams and his wife, Tiffany Williams, appeared in court Tuesday after they spent two and a half weeks blowing through most of their accidental windfall on expenses such as cars, bills and a camper, news station WNEP reported.
Both Robert, 36, and his 35-year-old wife were arraigned on charges for theft and receiving stolen property.
A criminal complaint said Jennifer Murawski, 38, of Monroeville, took $3,600 from book fairs at Evergreen Elementary School and Moss Side Middle School in the Gateway School District.
The complaint said she took another $7,300 directly from the Mosside Family-Teacher Organization bank account.
Bartrug, previously of Hempfield, has been held at the jail since Feb. 15 on $100,000 bail on theft and related charges. He was arrested after residents in the Fort Allen neighborhood reported a suspicious man riding a bicycle at 3:50 a.m., according to police.
The Scottdale Police Department announced Wednesday that it needs help identifying the suspect who entered the store in Westmoreland County on Aug. 7.
Police said the suspect wore something over his face to blue his identity.
An audit showed the office took in more than $4.2 million in 2018 and showed that $96,000 of that was accepted but never deposited in the bank.
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According to a news release issued by state police on Monday morning, a 21 year-old woman who worked at Tropical Sunsations on Hollywood Boulevard entered occupied rooms being used by customers and removed money from their wallets while they were tanning.
At least three incidents happened between June 28 and July 12.
State police said the suspect was working at the store at the time of the incidents but is no longer employed there.
If anyone has information about the case or may be a victim, they are asked to call 724-697-5780.
A woman has been taken into custody for a second time after police said she stole one of their cruisers when she was handcuffed in the back of the car.
CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
State police are investigating an incident in which windows were smashed and items were stolen from two vehicles outside of the Clearview Mall in Center Township, Butler County on Saturday.
Investigators said a wallet was stolen from one vehicle and money was stolen from the other.Both vehicles were parked outside of the mall at the time.
Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Butler at 724-284-8100.
A Greensburg man who claimed to be joking when he pulled a gun on a store clerk Friday is behind bars on a robbery charge.
Police identified a male suspect who tried to rob the Dollar General store on South Main Street as Brandon Joseph Giron, 19, by watching surveillance video, according to an affidavit.
The Bible, which has survived more than four centuries, was one of more than 300 items allegedly stolen from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as part of a 20-year scheme by a former archivist Gregory Priore, 62, and rare books dealer John Schulman, 54, local outlet KDKA reports, both of whom had long worked closely with the library. They have been charged with theft, conspiracy and forgery, among other counts.
Investigators traced the tome to the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, which had paid about $1,200 for it. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala explained that the director of the Leiden museum realized the Bible it had purchased belonged to the Carnegie Library and reached out to the institution. He’s “an honest man,” Zappala said, according to KDKA.
by Tim Stelloh
Ed Saurs pulled into the driveway of his two-story home on a quiet suburban street in Puyallup, Washington, just after 12 p.m. last Tuesday. Saurs, 58, was there for a business meeting — he was putting the longtime family home up for sale — but he immediately noticed something odd.
The Chevy truck in his driveway didn’t belong to his real estate agent, and through the open front door of his house he could see a young man who he didn’t know standing in the front hallway. So Saurs, a retired Air Force loadmaster, approached him.
“I asked: What are you doing in my house?” Saurs told NBC News. “He said, ‘I’m here to buy the microwave.’ I said, ‘My microwave is not for sale.'”
Saurs discovered that in the couple of weeks that he’d been in Olympia, where he and his wife live full time, someone had broken into his home, slept on a mattress on the floor and undertaken an astonishingly brazen heist, a burglary so casual it could have been an online date: The Saurs’ family belongings — an iPod, a lawnmower, a table saw, the microwave — were currently for sale on Craigslist and another classifieds site, offerup.com.
Florida cops have captured two robbers who were on their attempt to flee after seizing an ATM from the local bank with the help of a stolen backhoe. The robbers were identified as Francisco Hernandez, 53 and Jesus Antonio Sanchez, 50 both residents of Clewiston. They are currently being held at the Polk County Jail on grand theft auto charges as reported by the Orlando Sentinel.
Hernandez and Sanchez are believed to have stolen the backhoe from a local construction site, before heading to Winter Haven and capturing an ATM from the wall of the CentreState Bank. The entire incident has been recorded by a surveillance camera near the ATM. The footage has confirmed the robbery being taken place on Friday midnight.
The suspects however claim that they were innocent as they had been collecting scrap metal and were unable to recall where items pulled by the investigating deputy had been located. Hernandez was previously known to officials due to an outstanding Hendry Country arrest warrant for violating his probation. Sanchez was also on probation for a previous grand theft offence.
According to a bank representative, the suspects did manage to take the ATM from the wall but they were in no attempt to open it.
Backhoes are generally used to excavate or dig and is usually mounted on tractors and front loaders. The suspects have been referred to as “brazen” for their shameless assault on the ATM. The motivation of the two men remains unclear and the two men remain in holding at Polk County Jail.
Recent reports suggest that ATM theft is on the rise as criminals turn to stealing ATM’s rather than swiping credit cards. In 2010 in Texas, 100 ATM machines were stolen. Bank robberies appear to be down.