Troopers seek identity of burglar at Fayette County animal shelter
State police in Uniontown are trying to identify a person who broke into a Fayette County animal shelter early Monday and fled after failing to get into a safe.
Troopers released photographs of the suspect that were taken from a surveillance camera outside the Fayette Friends of Animals shelter, located at 223 Searight Herbert Road in South Union, around 5:30 a.m. The masked suspect wore all white clothing.
According to troopers, the burglar forced entry into the facility and was apparently searching for a key to the safe.
Nothing was reported stolen, but a shoe print was left on a desk, state police said.
Workers at the shelter could not be reached for comment.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Residents with information can call Fayette County Crime Stoppers at 724-320-2042 or state police at 724-439-7111.
Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.