Police said Wednesday they are looking for suspects in two cases — a man who stole at least $3,500 worth of cash and jewelry from a Penn Township home and a woman who added “tips” to customers’ bills while she worked at a Manor business.
Arrest warrants have been issued by District Judge Helen Kistler for Christian Michael Levkus, 26, of Harrison City for burglary and Crystal Leann Rambo, 32, of Manor for access device fraud.
Township police charged Levkus this week with burglary, trespass, theft and other offenses. He allegedly used a log to smash through a sliding glass door at a home in the Penn Highlands housing plan, according to court papers.
Police said Levkus stole jewelry worth at least $2,000 and took a small safe containing about $1,500 in cash and personal papers from the home. Damage to the door was estimated at $3,000.
A man told police he helped Levkus to get a safe from some weeds, then drove away with Levkus and the safe, according to a police affidavit.
The man, who has not been charged, told investigators that four envelopes containing money were in the safe.
Police found the safe and papers belonging to the victims where the witness said they had been discarded in woods, Detective Todd DeNillo said.
Levkus contacted police and admitted he burglarized the home by smashing the sliding glass door with a log, DeNillo said.
Levkus said he took a safe with “a few hundred dollars” inside and papers, the affidavit indicates.
Township police Chief John Otto is asking that anyone with information about Levkus to contact Westmoreland County 911.
An arrest warrant charging Rambo with forgery, unlawful use of a computer, computer trespass and access device fraud was signed by Kistler.
Rambo added tips, totaling $173.13, to 48 customers’ credit card bills while working this year at Manor Grill, borough police said.
Rambo used a business computer to add “just a couple dollars to some of the bills,” according to a police affidavit.
On one bill, she changed the tip amount from $5 to $8, police said.
Rambo told police she might have accidentally put a tip from one bill on another while entering slips in the computer at the end of the night, police said.
Anyone with information about Rambo is asked to call county 911 or police at 724-863-7553.
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or email@example.com.