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Solicitation raises suspicion of theft in Castle Shannon area |

Solicitation raises suspicion of theft in Castle Shannon area

| Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:00 a.m

Castle Shannon police are investigating possible theft by deception in Castle Shannon and other South Hills communities.

According to police, a woman has been soliciting door to door for the Epilepsy Foundation or another walkathon. She is described as white with dark hair in a ponytail, wearing a dark coat and carrying a clipboard. Police said a woman meeting this description was accused of a similar activity in a neighboring community last fall.

Authorized solicitors in Castle Shannon must get a permit to solicit in the borough and display it upon the request of any resident or police officer. Residents are urged to ask for identification and the permit from anyone who solicits at their home. Anyone who donated money to the suspect in this case is asked to contact police at 412-473-3056.

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