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State Police Seek Suspects In Grapeville Bar Break-In

(Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania State Police)

(Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania State Police)

GRAPEVILLE (KDKA) — State police are asking for help from the public in identifying the suspects in a recent break-in at a bar in Westmoreland County.

The incident happened at Grapeville Station on Brown Avenue just after 4:30 a.m. on May 1.

Surveillance video shows the men walking to the glass door, carrying a cinder block.

“They grab a cinder block, throw it through the entry door, they go inside, they steal two 12-packs of Miller Light and three bottles of liquor,” said Trooper Steve Limani, of the Pennsylvania State Police.

More surveillance video shows the inside of the bar.

After the suspects break through the door, the video shows one crawl through the shattered glass and steal two 12-packs of beer from a cooler.

He passes it through the door before going back to the bar area and grabbing three bottles of liquor.

“Generally, when people go in and just steal alcohol, it is usually people that are underage, that’s what they’re going for,” said Trooper Limani. “The register was there, you can see they don’t go for the register. There wasn’t any money in it anyway; so it would either lend itself to believe that it’s somebody that’s under the age of 21 or somebody who knows there’s no money in the register so it’s a waste of time.”

The suspects spend just minutes in the bar. Surveillance video in the parking lot shows them as they leave.

“We’re hoping that maybe somebody could identify them through their clothing. They are wearing masks, hooded sweatshirts and have gloves on,” Trooper Limani added.

If you have information about the burglary, you are asked to contact State Police at the Greensburg barracks.

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