Greensburg State Police Saturate Local Malls, Shopping Centers

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — State police in Greensburg will be saturating local malls during the Christmas shopping season this year.

You may not recognize them because they’ll be in plain clothes.

“We want people to realize that if you’re coming to Westmoreland County and you are going to be shopping, we’re doing everything we can to make your holiday shopping experience as safe as possible,” Trooper Stephen Limani said.

The extra police presence will also be in shopping centers and box stores. They’ll be looking for shoplifters, but also other suspicious activity like terrorists.

Malls are considered soft targets because they get large crowds and do not have secured entrances.

All of the officers will have special training in identifying terrorists.

Shoppers like the idea.

“I think it’s great,” Diana Suman said. “You never know who’s lurking out there ready to grab a purse.”

  • erolwmadore

    That is great! At least one other worrying thoughts are down now. Thank You!

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    • gvftyvubvyvty

      there are no terrorists around here, the state police must be dumb

  • Common Sense

    Shouldn’t you NOT show the officer in question?

  • Suz

    if this guy is really trying to be undercover, he needs to change his state trooper haircut. i mean, come on. obvious.

  • expittsburgh

    TSA can’t recognize terrorists…but we’re supposed to believe some crash course for Greensburg cops will make them able to? Talk about trying to spin a story for some false sense of security.

  • Chino Moreno

    Isn’t this what mall security is for? STOP wasting our tax dollars on providing State Troopers to Greensburg malls. Let the property owners hire security, and let the State Police get back to doing what they do best……writing tickets for vehicle infractions, speeding, and broken taillights!

  • J.smith

    All of the terrorists in western PA attacking middle aged soccer moms buying last minute gifts….Good thing the police are using tax dollars to stop mall terrorists instead of rapists and violent criminals….that actually might require work…and brains.

  • Tommy Garther

    In response to morenos comment he’s right about that is what mall security is for. This particular malls security is very good. I have seen Westmoreland’s chase many peoole and arrest many juvenilles it’s like their own police force right in the mall its not your reguar security.

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