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Police investigate rash of recent area burglaries

October 13, 2011

Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Borough and state police agencies are investigating a series of burglaries that have occurred within just days of each other.
In the Borough of Punxsutawney, borough police are investigating two burglaries, including one that occurred sometime overnight between Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Neko’s Restaurant & Lounge, Elk Run Avenue.

Police said someone forcibly entered the business and removed a cash register containing an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene undetected. The incident was reported Sunday morning, police said.
A second incident in the borough occurred sometime overnight between Monday, Oct. 10, and Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Cookie’s Caboose, North Findley Street.

Police said the suspect forcibly entered the business and tried to empty the cash register.

Nothing was removed, but the suspect did cause some damage to property inside the business, police said.

Police also reported several incidents between Monday and Tuesday when suspects removed items — mainly cash, if found — from unsecured vehicles in the East End of town.

Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan reminds residents to lock their vehicles when they are unattended.

Anyone with information about the incidents that have occurred in the borough should contact Punxsutawney Borough Police at 938-6220.
The following incidents are also under investigation by Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

• Police reported a burglary at Union Drilling, Route 119, Bell Township, between 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, and 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Police said someone took three Matabo four-and-a-half-inch handheld grinders, valued at $105 each, and a three-quarter drive socket set valued at $100.

• Police are also investigating a burglary that took place at Mary’s Place, Bell Township, between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Police said someone broke an exterior window to gain entry.

Once inside, the suspect removed about $1,000 in miscellaneous currency and fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information about these incidents in Bell Township should contact PSP-Punxsutawney at 938-0510.

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