KENNEDY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police are looking into dozens of burglaries, in fact more than 50, that occurred just since last week.
Joe Maines thinks the thieves showed up on his street early Saturday morning. First they rummaged through his Jeep, which was unlocked in front of his house on North Vereo Drive in Kennedy Township.READ MORE: Pennsylvania's Fine Wine And Good Spirits Stores Now Hiring
“My tray from my center console was on here and everything was strewn out across my seats,” he said.
Then they rifled through his wife’s parked car in the driveway behind the house.
Fortunately nothing of value was taken.
Police say over the weekend, thieves drove through several Kennedy Township neighborhoods looking for easy targets.
They stole cell phones, money and small electronics – mostly from unlocked vehicles.
“Definitely got to keep your stuff locked nowadays,” said Maines. “The days of when you can leave your stuff unlocked are pretty much gone.”READ MORE: Disgruntled Neighbor Who Killed 9 In Arson Fires Sentenced To Life In Prison
They were even bold enough to enter a home through an unlocked door. Zach Trusnovic says several items were taken from his basement before he had a chance to come back and lock the door.
“I noticed my laptop was missing from my desk, then I was like oh, someone was in the house,” he said. “We think they snuck in last night when I was upstairs, just within a matter of seconds and took what they could get.”
Police think the thefts are part of a crime spree that started in nearby Robinson Township last week.
At least 50 mostly unlocked cars and a residence were burglarized and several cars were stolen.
Police could soon get a break in their investigation. Two suspects from McKees Rocks were arrested in a stolen vehicle in Ross Township.
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