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November 23, 2012

Rash of break-ins probed

JOHNSTOWN — Cash, prescription drugs and jewelry have been stolen in a rash of burglaries in South Fork Borough over the past few weeks, sources confirmed.

Churches, businesses and homes have been hit.

About $1,000 in “Christmas money” was stolen from an upstairs apartment Wednesday evening while the family was downstairs celebrating Thanksgiving in their business, the South Fork News Stand on Main Street.

“I had my Thanksgiving dinner downstairs,” co-owner Nicolette Edwards said.

“They took advantage of that and broke in upstairs. They must have seen us downstairs.”

The thieves apparently entered through a bathroom window that was inadvertently left unlocked, Edwards said.

“We have dead bolts on both entrances to the upstairs,” she said. “People have to know this is happening. People in this town have to lock up everything.”

Ray and Nicolette Edwards were on heightened alert after a break-in attempt last month at their business, Nicolette Edwards said.

“Someone attempted to break in down in the store,” she said. “I came down the stairs and they ran off.”

The latest burglary was investigated by state police from Ebensburg, but no report was available.

Both state police and South Fork Borough’s part-time department are looking into the string of burglaries, a state police spokesman said.

State police reports show a Nov. 15 break-in at the American Legion Post, 320 Lake St., netted the thieves about $115 from the bar area and vending machines.

Two home burglaries were investigated by state police between Nov. 17 and 20. Thieves got about $700 in cash and jewelry from a Maple Street home and took some unspecified items from a Wilbur Street home.

No additional reports were provided.

A South Fork police officer said the borough’s department only looked into one break-in. A suspect has been identified for the burglary, in which cash was taken from a Grant Street home, police said.

 

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