North Shore’s The Pittsburgh Fan burglarized for 2nd time in a month
A North Shore store was burglarized for the second time in less than a month early Wednesday, Pittsburgh police said.
The smash-and-grab burglary was reported at 12:20 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Fan store on Federal Street near PNC Park.
Police responded to a call for a burglar alarm and found a window pane on the door had been smashed through. Investigators determined an unidentified suspect smashed the window, entered the store and got away with Steelers shirts.
The store owner told WPXI-TV about 20 shirts worth between $500 and $600 were stolen after someone threw a rock through the front door, shattering the glass to get inside.
Three other smash-and-grab burglaries took place on the North Side last month. It’s unclear whether Wednesday’s burglary is connected.
In each August incident, an unidentified man is accused of breaking into businesses and making off with stolen goods including a bicycle, office equipment, cash and bottles of liquor.
Pittsburgh police said they can’t confirm whether the incidents are connected, but investigators have recognized similarities. They are seeking the public’s help to identify one or more suspects.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Zone 1 detectives at 412-323-7201. Callers can remain anonymous.
Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected], or via Twitter @maddyczebstrib.