Monroeville, Pa. (KDKA) – There is a twist in the case of auto and credit card theft.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Tornado Warnings Issued For Local Counties Expired; Cleanup Underway After Storms Hit
It not only began and ended in the same neighborhood, but on the same street.
This crime caper started on the afternoon of Feb. 13; that’s when a rental car was stolen from in front of a home in the 700 block of Tokay Street in the East Hills.
Pittsburgh Police Sgt. William Vollberg said ”about two hours after the theft, a credit card belonging to the person whose car was stolen was used in a store in Monroeville.”
One of the thieves appears to fumble with the card, as he attempts to use it.READ MORE: 2 Deaths, 1 Injury Being Investigated At North Central Regional Jail In West Virginia
Then, a short time after that incident, police believe the same two teenagers broke into a car in Monroeville, and made off with a woman’s purse, which contained, among other things, her credit card.
They used her card at a Monroeville convenience store.
Within 48 hours, some of the stolen property was recovered along with the stolen vehicle. Both were found on Tokay Street in the East Hills.
“There’s a definite connection between these two males, and to both criminal acts,” Vollberg said.
The Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers number is 412-255-8477. Information that leads to an arrest could be worth up to $1,000.MORE NEWS: Westmoreland County Election Officials Ready For November