Troopers seek identity of burglar at Fayette County animal shelter |

Troopers seek identity of burglar at Fayette County animal shelter

Paul Peirce
Suspect in Nov. 26 burglary at Fayette Friends of Animal facility near Uniontown. Anyone with information can call Fayette County Crime Stoppers at (724) 320-2042.

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.

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