Monessen burglary under investigation
MONESSEN – Police are awaiting the results of forensics tests in hopes of solving a burglary that took place last week.
Police discovered 6 p.m. Thursday that an apartment owned by Ed Burns at 37 Center Drive had been burglarized and three vehicles had been stolen from a connecting garage.
The apartment and garage are on Burns’ property.
Taken from the garage were a 2004 black Chevy Suburban and a 1989 white Mercedes Benz, both owned by Burns, and a 2006 white Chrysler Sebring owned by another individual.
Police said an undetermined amount of money was taken from the apartment as well.
The Sebring and Mercedes Benz were recovered later that day along Green Hill Road in Rostraver Township., police said.
Later, at 3:17 a.m. Friday, the Suburban was recovered near Highland Manor.
Police said the vehicles had very little if any damages to them.
Police Chief Mark Gibson said forensics personnel from Westmoreland County have taken fingerprints from the apartment and the vehicles and he is awaiting the results of those tests.
“Hopefully, when we get the results back, it will help in our investigation, which is still ongoing,” Gibson said.
Anyone who has information about the burglary is asked to contact Monessen police at (724) 684-6151. All information will remain confidential.