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Date Posted:3/26/09
Crime Date:3/26/09
Crime Type:burglaries and attempted break-ins-new lead
Crime Location:State College Boro
Victim Auth:No
Crime Details:Police have new lead in burglaries Police think they have a description of a man who may have been burglarizing borough homes since March 1. Three burglaries and one attempted break-in have been reported, and police say they seem to be related based on similarities in the items stolen and some of the locations. The most recent happened around 5:20 a.m. Sunday on the 100 block of West Fairmount Avenue, where the homeowner said he watched a white man, about 6 feet tall, leaving his garage and getting into a “newer model blue Nissan Altima or similar vehicle” that had been parked in front of the home, police said. The homeowner had activated his car alarm when he heard noises in the garage. State College Detective Chris Weaver said that home is very near two others, located on the 900 block of Robin Road, that were burglarized. In one case, a door was forced open and a 32-inch flat screen television, a video game system and an iPod were stolen between March 3 and March 13. The second home on that block had signs of attempted entry, police said, but those attempts were unsuccessful. That happened sometime between March 1 and March 14. Weaver said that all three homes are a short distance from each other in an area that isn’t traveled much by people who don’t live there. Another burglary reportedly happened between 10 p.m. March 10 and 10 a.m. March 11 at a home on the 200 block of Woodland Drive. That home is located farther away from the other three, Weaver said, but in that case the burglar entered the home through an unlocked basement door and stole electronic items, including a 32-inch flat screen television, a video game system with accessories, a satellite radio and a digital camera. Anyone who may have seen a suspicious person or vehicle or who has any information is asked to contact State College police at 234- 7150 or Crimestoppers at 1- 877-992-7463. Callers may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to an arrest.
Agency:State College Police Department
243 South Allen Street
State College,PA,16801
phone: 814-234-7150
fax: 814-235-3324
email: police@statecollegepa.us
Posted Online:3/26/09

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