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‘Smash and grab’ thefts reported in Shadyside, Downtown

Pittsburgh police are investigating two “smash and grab” thefts yesterday in businesses in Shadyside and Downtown.

Officers responding at 1:40 a.m. to a burglar alarm sounding at the T-Mobile store in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue, Downtown, found the front window smashed and a number of telephones valued at between $150 and $600 each missing.

At 4:38 a.m., officers went to the Apple store on Walnut Street in Shadyside after an alarm began sounding. Investigators found the glass on the front door broken and numerous computers, cell phones, music players and other electronics valued at between $500 and $2,300 each missing.

In both cases, investigators are working to determine how much was stolen from each store and are reviewing surveillance video to try to identify suspects and whether the incidents might be related.


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