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Smash-And-Grab Robberies Appear To Stop After Woman’s Arrest

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BRIDGEVILLE (KDKA) — The police chief in Bridgeville is hoping the arrest of a woman in a nearby community means the end of a series of car burglaries.

Chief Chad King says there were 24 smash-and-grab burglaries in January where cars windows were shattered and items stolen.

But he says the thefts have stopped since South Fayette Police arrested 31-year-old Jennifer Haberstock of New Eagle. She was allegedly found with a large bag of change and a number of cars on a street in South Fayette had been entered.

Haberstock has not been charged in the Bridgeville break-ins. Chief King says she’s not talking, but they do have a blood sample from one of the crimes that will be analyzed.

Chief King also says that police found a window punching device in her car that allows someone to shatter a car window. It’s meant to be used for emergencies.

Kathy Saunoras says her car was one of the ones broken into, and in her case, the thief stole her false teeth. She said it was particularly frustrating because they were expensive, and she didn’t have the money to replace them.

Saunoras says when she went to get a new pair fitted, Aspen dental heard what happened and gave her new teeth for free.

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