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OAKLAND (KDKA) — Multiple attempted burglaries are under investigation in Oakland.
University of Pittsburgh Police say the first happened around 3 a.m. Friday at an apartment on Oakland Avenue near Forbes Avenue.
A female resident told police she was sleeping when she woke up to find the male suspect, who she did not know, in her bedroom. After she woke up, the suspect fled the apartment.
No one was injured and the suspect did not take anything from the apartment. It is unknown how the suspect entered the apartment. The victim was only able to tell that the suspect was wearing dark clothing and did not provide a more detailed description of his appearance.
The second attempted burglary happened around 3:45 a.m. Friday at an apartment on South Bouquet Street near Roberto Clemente Drive.
In that attempted burglary, a female resident of the apartment said she was sleeping and was woken up by an unknown male suspect in her bedroom. The suspect then fled the apartment.
No one was injured and the suspect did not take anything from the apartment. It is unknown how the suspect entered the apartment.
The victim described the suspect as a tall, slender man. The victim did not know the suspect’s race, but said he was approximately 5-feet-10-inches or 5-feet-11-inches tall. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and possibly jeans.
The third attempted burglary happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday at a home on Chesterfield Road near Fifth Avenue.
Pitt student Justin Szramch said he was out with friends when his roommate first reported a break-in at their apartment.
“He sent us a group message text and he said, ‘Guys, the front door’s unlocked when I got home,'” Szramch said.
Szramch’s roommate also saw the rear door was open and that an unknown male suspect was standing in his backyard.
The suspect then ran away in the direction of Terrace Street. No injuries were reported. It is unknown how the suspect entered the house.
Szramch says the suspect got away with his Nintendo Switch and games.
“It’s horrifying, honestly, to think someone was in my personal space,” he said.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned African-American male. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored sweatpants.
Police have not said if the three incidents are connected.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Pittsburgh Police Department at (412) 422-6520 or the University of Pittsburgh Police at (412) 624-2121.
Police are also investigating a home invasion that happened in Oakland late Friday night. It is unclear if the incidents are connected.