PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police say they’ve nabbed a serial burglar who hit homes on various streets in the city’s Greenfield neighborhood.
One of the victims tells KDKA’s David Highfield that her 16 year-old granddaughter was at home alseep when the burglar broke in and stole a laptop computer out of her bedroom. The teen woke up to find the burglar, who then left. The woman says her granddaughter is too traumatized to sleep in or even go into her bedroom.
Police have arrested 18-year-old Reginald Dennison of Hazelwood. They say they found evidence that led them to Dennison.
Police say he entered homes early in the day, when people may have just left for work, and often got in by prying open back windows.
“It looked like he was looking for unlocked windows or windows that could be easily forced open; but no broken windows, nothing like that, pretty easy entries actually,” said Pittsburgh Police Detective Mike Pilyih.
Dennison allegedly stole TVs, laptops, cash and even guns. Police say he used two stolen vans to cart off his loot.
Detective Pilyih says Dennison is facing charges of burglarizing four homes and attempting to burglarize another, with more charges to come.
Dennison was arraigned overnight. He is in the Allegheny County Jail on $50,000 straight bond.