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Leaping burglary suspect now facing other charges |

Leaping burglary suspect now facing other charges

Erik Siemers
| Wednesday, March 12, 2003 12:00 a.m

A Brentwood burglary suspect hospitalized after a three-story leap from the borough police station now faces more charges for area break-ins.

A preliminary hearing for Frank Skoros, 30, of Greenlee Road, was postponed Tuesday because doctors recently applied new casts to his legs, preventing him from attending, said District Justice Jack Bova of Baldwin Borough.

Skoros is recuperating in the Allegheny County Jail’s infirmary after injuring his back and shattering his heels. Police said he tried to escape from Brentwood’s police station by jumping from a third-story window March 1.

He was arrested earlier that day and charged with attempted burglary after trying to break into a Willett Road home. While police were diverted by another call, he slipped out a window and shimmied down a drainpipe before losing his grip, police said.

Bova said Skoros was to be arraigned on more charges yesterday. A new date for the hearing has not been set.

Aside from the attempted burglary that got him arrested, Brentwood police Chief Robert Butelli said Skoros confessed to six other burglaries. Butelli said Skoros is a suspect in 18 burglaries in Brentwood alone.

Baldwin Borough police Chief Christopher Kelly said they’ve added a burglary charge for a break-in at a Streets Run Road home in mid-February.

Pittsburgh police have charged Skoros with burglary and receiving stolen property for two break-ins at the beginning of the year. One was on the South Side at Odette Street, where Skoros allegedly broke into a home and encountered a homeowner who asked what he was doing there. “Frank let me in,” Skoros said, according to detectives.

The second charge relates to a break-in on Mt. Washington in which CDs were stolen. Police said Skoros gave the CDs to an associate who traded them for cash at the Record Exchange store on East Carson Street on the South Side.

City police also said they expect to charge Skoros in at least three more burglaries.

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