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Troopers seeking information on man accused of recent car theft in Indiana County

Tribune-Review
| Friday, September 7, 2018 9:21 a.m
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State police in Indiana are seeking the public’s help identifying a man suspected of stealing a car last June from a restaurant parking lot near Indiana.

Trooper Matt Schmotzer said that an employee at Eat ‘n Park on Oakland Avenue in White Township reported that after her shift ended at 5 a.m. June 3, a black male riding a mountain bike approached her and ordered her out of her 2002, two-door Grand Am. Schmotzer said the suspect then put the bike in the trunk and fled in the vehicle.

Trooper Clifford Greenfield reported that the suspect later purchased cigarettes at a BP station in Saltsburg, where surveillance photographs were obtained.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 30s, approximately 6-feet, 2-inches tall with a medium build.

The car was later recovered in Rankin.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (724) 357-1960.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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