CARNEGIE (KDKA) — A man is facing several charges after the Carnegie Police Department was broken into and burglarized over the weekend.
According to Carnegie police, 20-year-old Logan Schwab is accused of breaking into the police station just after midnight on Saturday, spending just minutes inside.
“He described himself as a heroin addict and needed the money,” said Carnegie Police Chief Jeffrey Harbin.
Police say Schwab used to work for a cleaning company that was hired to clean the borough building. He left that job in May, according to police, but kept the code used to enter into locked entrances in the building.
“This was very brazen and bold on his part,” Chief Harbin said.
Chief Harbin says he proceeded to break into a drawer where cash was kept for paid parking tickets. He made off with around $300, stuffing it in a shopping bag.
“We also observed him leaving the building through another entrance, 14 minutes later, at 12:22 a.m. And at that time, we could see him carrying a bag, which we presume the money was in,” said Chief Harbin.
When police went to question Schwab, he went willingly to the police station where he confessed, according to police.
KDKA’s Heather Abraham reports that investigators also recovered a jacket at his Washington County home.
Thanks to surveillance video, detectives were able to quickly identify who they thought was behind this.
“The video was a little grainy, but we saw enough of the physical description, that we developed a suspect from that,” Chief Harbin added.
Among other charges, Schwab is facing charges of burglary, theft and criminal trespass.