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  • String of robberies hits south Pittsburg

  • Pittsburg Police are on the lookout after a string of robberies in the south part of town.



    “We have identified at least 10 break-ins, dating back to November,” said Major Brent Narges, Pittsburg Police Department spokesperson. “They appear to be connected. We have shifted resources and are actively investigating the break-ins.”

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  • Pittsburg Police are on the lookout after a string of robberies in the south part of town.
    “We have identified at least 10 break-ins, dating back to November,” said Major Brent Narges, Pittsburg Police Department spokesperson. “They appear to be connected. We have shifted resources and are actively investigating the break-ins.”
    Narges said that police are looking for a white male in his 20s, slender build, with light facial hair.
    The burglaries have all occurred within a relatively identifiable part of the city, and thefts have included electronics and jewelry.
    “The burglaries are south of Ford Street and near the university,” Narges said. “We’d like to remind people to call the police department if they see or hear anything suspicious.”
    Narges further defined the area as east of Broadway, and concentrated in the Hobson Drive/Messenger Circle area, and just south of those areas.
    Narges recommended that neighbors keep a watchful eye and to make sure lights are on to help prevent burglaries.
    “We have had a few instances where residents heard noises or saw suspicious peole in their neighborhoods, but didn’t report it immediately,” he said.
    The break-ins generally occur when residents have not been at home, which further raises the need for neighbors to help report suspicious activity.
    “One occurrence we had, a brick was thrown through a back door window, but the individual inside the home heard the noise, grabbed the car keys and set off a panic button on their car. That scared the individual or individuals off.”
    Narges said there was a small lull in break-ins from mid-December to mid-January, before they picked up again.
    In order to address the series of burglaries, the police have made a few changes to find the thief.
    “We have shifted patrols to saturate the area, and they’re patrolling the entire day,” he said. “We’ve shifted investigators to solely working on these break-ins as well.”
    Andrew Nash can be reached at andrew.nash@morningsun.net or by calling 231-2600 ext. 140.
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