Robbery Possible Motive In Squirrel Hill Murder

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The 90-year-old man killed inside his home in Squirrel Hill lived alone and police say there are no signs of a break-in.

Cuddy Briskin was found dead by a family member. He had been beaten about the head and a plastic bag had been placed over his head. He was sitting in his living room. An afghan was over his legs, the television was on and Mr. Briskin had been eating dinner.

Sources tell KDKA-TV police are looking for as many as three suspects from the McKeesport area. Robbery may have been the motive. The suspects reportedly believed there was $100,000 inside the house.

Even at 90, Mr. Briskin often went to work at Briskin Furs in Aspinwall, a business he once owned, which is now owned by his nephew.

He still played tennis and collected antique cars. He owned about a dozen.

So far no arrests have been made.

Police: Squirrel Hill Man Murdered

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  • J

    The guys who did this need to be ripped apart by pit bulls.

  • servantftruth

    And what will our response be when we find that these three murderers killed this man just for money. WIll it be like it has been for such animalistic acts? Will we treat the murderers like they are folk heroes, giving them a voice, incredible camera coverage, and then when we have had our fill of them will we put them into a place where they can live out their lives in comfort, safety and ease? When will we become so angry, so incensed that we will tear the limbs from these monsters and remove them forever from our midst?

  • johnny69

    They are from McKeesport, where the people of McKeesport approve of their thug actions. Just like terrorists living safe and sound in Pakistan, these urban terroristrs live safe and sound, and THRIVE in “the port”, right?

  • WayToGoPens09

    To the urban terrorists that did this . . . . . life without parole? NO!!!
    Tortured to death by being burned alive? YES!!!

  • Lynyrd

    I pray that these punks get caught.


    Grandfathers and Grandmothers,stay closer to them,call more,visit more,love them more&hug them alot more. They all are the hearts&strengths of the family tree. They are the reasons behind our journeys have began and with out them we have no link in that loving historians strong&mighty family tree. My prayers follow with the rest of you all&lord Jesus find the one’s responsible&vengeance be all yours,have no mercy on their cowardly sick&soulless, you know what’s!
    “Pray for all the elderly&they need us to be there for them”

  • Sad

    I cried when I heard this news. Hope the police catch the criminals very soon.

  • Charles

    These guys need to be given to the military for MMA training. Of course to be realistic the fight will be to the death!

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