Georges Twp. garage hit by burglary, arson |

Georges Twp. garage hit by burglary, arson

Tools were stolen from a Georges Township auto repair shop before it was burned in an arson early Thursday morning, state police at Uniontown said.

The tools were removed from A&F Auto Service of 352 Rubles Mill Road, which was burned in an arson at 2:07 a.m. Thursday, police said. The owner of the shop, Stanley E. French of Smithfield was notified of the fire and then discovered that the tools were stolen from his shop, state police said. The amount of tools stolen and the value of the stolen material was not released by police.

The Haydentown Fire Department responded to the alarm and extinguished the blaze, with assistance from neighboring units, police said. A Haydentown Fire Department spokesman could not be reached for comment Sunday.

A few days before the fire, a neighbor told police he had seen an older model maroon or red sedan similar to a Chevrolet Caprice, parked on Seghi Road near the garage at 2 a.m. A person in the vehicle was looking toward the garage and fled the scene when a neighbor went outside with a flashlight, police said.

Fayette County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the crime. Those with information can contact 1-888-404-TIPS.

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