UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — Police in Uniontown are urging homeowners to keep an eye out for suspicious activity after a string of daring house burglaries.
Lt. Thomas Kolencik of the Uniontown Police Department says the thefts have all occurred during daylight hours, when homeowners are away, and the intruders get inside the home by pushing in first-floor air conditioning units.
Deb Brant, who lives on Maurice Street, told KDKA TV’s Ralph Iannotti, “I was at work, when I came home, the air conditioner had been pushed into the living room and was on the floor.”
Brant said the thief or thieves stole jewelry from her second-floor bedroom.
“Our chief has implemented some plain clothes guys, plain cars, got guys out on foot,” Kolencik said. “We’re trying to everything we can, but we’re also telling the residents to be diligent.”
Lt. Kolencik says in several incidents, the thief was discreet, taking only good jewelry and cash, leaving inexpensive jewelry behind.
“I went upstairs and I found that my jewelry was gone,” Brant said. “And right away – that was it, nothing else was touched.”
Police have not made any arrests, but say they’ve made leads in their investigations.